1.Wear Comfortable Shoes
To help keep your back feeling healthy, choose comfortable, well-cushioned shoes. Although low-heeled shoes are best for everyday wear, heels aren’t necessarily a no-no. Choose a pair with a cushioned sole, says Rao. Cushioned soles reduce the impact when you’re walking on hard surfaces. This helps protect your back, hips, and knees.
If your job requires you to sit for long periods, make sure your chair has a straight back, an adjustable seat, and armrests. Some people prefer more lumbar support than others, says Rao. If you need extra support, place a rolled towel behind the lower part of your back. Resting your feet on a low stool can also help ease back pain when sitting.