Home > Medical > Backache > Good posture Good posture All sections in Backache » About Backache » Back Operations » Causes of Backache » Back exercises » FAQs » Good Posture » Health Tips » Interesting Facts » Multimedia » Backache News » Preventing Backache » Treatment Options Slouching a real back-breaker Your mother was right after all. The effects of bad posture can be debilitating. We take a look at what it actually does to your body and what you can do about it. How to sit for a healthy back Some work is best done sitting, so the chair is and will remain, a firm part of office life. Here's how to take care of your back while sitting. Office chairs are a pain in the neck How many hours did you spend sitting today? The consequences? Backache, headaches and neck pain. 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 Sitting pretty Between driving, working at the computer and watching TV, experts estimate that we spend in excess of nine hours in the seated position. Drive your back to health Driving is becoming a major cause for back complaints in South Africa as more people are forced to spend an increasing amount of time behind the wheel. Good posture, healthier spine Look down and take note of how you're sitting in front of your computer. Bad posture? Try to get it right before World Spine Day (16 October). We've got some exercises for you. Good posture for efficient functioning Efficient functioning of the body, better known as good posture, requires a state of balance and tone in the body in both the resting position and in motion, with the maximum freedom combined with stability. Here's how to achieve it. No more slouching and slumping You slouch behind your desk, slump in your car and sack out in front of the TV . Then you expect three frantic gym sessions per week to give you good posture. Get real. Tips for a healthy back What do teachers, sales assistants, dentists and factory workers have in common? They spend long hours on their feet at work every day. And could all develop serious back problems. Prevent backache now Taking a few basic precautions can help prevent backache, according to a press release in aid of back awareness from Medi-Clinic. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.