1) When working at a desk, buy yourself a headset if you use the phone regularly, so that you are not holding the phone between your ear and shoulders whilst tapping on the computer.
2) If you have just had a baby, watch your overall posture whilst feeding. A hormone in your bloodstream called relaxin means that you can cause an overstrain in your joints if they are put on a sustained stretch or overloaded.
3) If off skiing anytime soon, start building up your quadriceps strength. Wall squats or lunges are a good way of doing this.
4) Remember to change your trainers at least once a year, if not more often, if you are doing a fair amount of weight bearing exercise: for example, running.
5) Prior to playing golf or tennis, make sure you spend at least 15 minutes warming up your back, neck and shoulders before you take a swing at the ball!
6) When driving, make sure your seat is in an upright position and keeps you well supported in the lower curve of your spine. This is called a lordosis. If you maintain this curve, it means the spine above adopts a good position.
7) Working on the core muscles helps to protect your spine like a corset. They are the deep muscles that give the spine extra support and stability.
8) When choosing a tennis racket, take care to choose the right grip size for your hand. Its’ always good to seek the advice of an expert. If the grip is too small or too large, it can lead to pain in the elbow or wrist.
9) When watching TV in the evening, make sure the television screen is directly in front of you. Don’t watch something with your head rotated to a side. This will give you neck pain for sure!