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5 simple strategies to prevent and ease back pain

Lifestyle changes to keep your back in good condition

Five Simple Strategies to Prevent and Ease Back Pain
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Life can be hard living with back pain but there is drug-free hope. 

Follow these five simple strategies to help minimise the amount of discomfort back pain can force you to endure.

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1. Balance your diet
 1. Balance your diet
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Some foods can have anti-inflammatory effects that help ward off back pain.

Back-friendly foods include cherries, olive oil, salmon, mackerel, albacore tuna, linseed (flaxseed), walnuts, soy products, nuts, green tea and ginger.

On the other end of the diet spectrum, some foods can contribute to pain: processed foods, sunflower oil, margarine, products containing high-fructose corn syrup and foods high in saturated fat and trans fats.



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