Home > Medical > Backache > FAQs 20 July 2004 What can I do to prevent back pain? In order to prevent back pain, you must lose weight if you are overweight, get regular exercise, such as walking or swiiming, learn to maintain the correct posture, take care when lifting or moving things, and choose comfortable chairs and mattresses. 0 Pin It Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Addicted to painkillers? » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Join Body Talk » 10 ways to manage back pain The great guide to good posture In order to prevent back pain, you must lose weight if you are overweight, get regular exercise, such as walking or swiiming, learn to maintain the correct posture, take care when lifting or moving things, and choose comfortable chairs and mattresses. More in Medical What are the causes of back pain? More: BackacheFAQs advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Children of Fukushima don't play outside Medical Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume Lifestyle Animals with prosthetic limbs Diet and nutrition What does Reeva's last meal say? Medical What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Medical Steaks hold a toxic surprise for Florida family. From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Fight the flu » Colds and flu Flu near you? Flu can kill Swine flu is coming – time to get your shot! The WHO has warned that the swine flu is making its way south as the temperature drops. And it's a particularly virulent strain. Everyone should get vaccinated. Great skin » Probiotics and skin Your skin Oily skins 5 steps to blemish-free healthy skin Thought those embarrassing breakouts would go the same way of teenage angst and strict curfews? As it turns out, adult acne is becoming increasingly common.