(HealthDay News) -- Few people go through their entire lives without back pain, which can range from mild to severe. But there are steps you can take to help prevent it.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these activities that can help prevent back pain:
- Practice a regular exercise regimen that combines aerobic exercises with those that help strengthen the abdominal and back muscles.
- Get rid of excess weight, which can strain your back.
- Don't smoke.
- Practice good posture when you sit, stand and lift.
-- Diana Kohnle
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