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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Medical Type of anaesthesia can influence prostate cancer Medical ADD drugs may cause prolonged erections Mental health Vegetative patients react to photos of loved ones Lifestyle 13-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight Mental health Heavy dagga use 'shrinks' teen brains Lifestyle Fracking disrupts our hormones From our sponsors Sense of community key to a meaningful and fulfilling retirement Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Live healthier Shopping tips » Shopping when stressed Shopping fun Shopaholic? Shop, but not till you drop It's 12 days to Christmas. Few of us will be able to avoid the shops entirely in the immediate future. Quit smoking » Quit on Monday Smokers' skin Smoking & Oral Health Tobacco and gum disease Tobacco use is one of the most significant risk factors in the development of periodontal disease. Read how smoking affects your teeth.