Back pain quiz: Are your everyday habits hurting your back? rchristmas March 21, 2012 Back pain is responsible for more sick days and doctor’s visits than most ailments. Take this quiz and learn back-friendly habits Back pain 1How should you lift heavy objects or children?A. Back pain 2Answer A: Bend at the knees and use your leg musclesThe safest way to lift heavy objects, including children, is to keep your back straight, back pain 3What should you do when your back goes out?A. Stay in bed for a several days before returning to business as usual. From our partner Back pain 4Answer C: Seek professional help to avoid future problemsStudies show that bed rest beyond two to three days is not helpful for reducing bac Back pain 5What’s the back-friendly way to cope with daily stress?A. Smoke.B. Drink at least three drinks a day. Back pain 6Answer C: Practice yoga and meditateYour ability to cope with stress, anxiety and depression may be an important factor in determining wheth Back pain 7What kind of shoes should you wear to avoid back pain?A. From our partner Back pain 8Answer C: Sturdy trainers most of the timeTrainers and other shoes that provide arch and heel support and cushioning are best if you want to Back pain 9What’s the best bag for your back?A. A small shoulder bag for a few essentials. Back pain 10Answer C: A backpackA backpack with the straps over both shoulders (or rolling bag) is one of the safest ways to transport heavy loads, unle Back pain 11How should you sleep at night?A. On your back or side on a medium-firm mattress. From our partner Back pain 12Answer A: On your back or side on a medium-firm mattressTo prevent or alleviate back pain, sleep either on your back (to maintain your back& Back pain 13Which routine is best for your back?A. Back pain 14Answer B: Exercising three times a weekRegular aerobic, balancing and strengthening exercises help protect against back injuries and pain. Back pain 15Which weight promotes back health?A. Overweight with extra pounds around the waist.B. A healthy weight.C. Extremely thin. From our partner Back pain 16Answer B: A healthy weightMaintaining a healthy body weight through exercise and proper nutrition is important in avoiding injury and back pain Back pain 17Which attitude about work protects your back?A. It’s challenging, but enjoyable and rewarding with a supportive boss. Back pain 18Answer A: Challenging but enjoyablePeople who report greater job satisfaction and levels of support from supervisors and coworkers have fewe Back pain 19How should you sit when you drive, watch TV or use the computer?A. Perfectly straight and still as you focus on what is in front of you. From our partner Back pain 20Answer C: Leaning back slightly in a chair with back supportMaintaining proper posture (keeping a natural curve in your back) and alternatin Back pain 21Which health scenario lowers your risk for back pain?A. Back pain 22Answer C: You do not suffer from GI disorders, incontinence or a respiratory disorderResearch indicates that women suffering from preexistin 1 / 22 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1A terrifying nursery rhyme tormented a mum for a year. She finally knows why. 2A woman asked for advice about her husband putting her down. One response has gone viral. 3The Sinner season two drops on Netflix soon and it's even more terrifying than season one. 4'A man asked for a pic of my armpits. But what he did next was more unnerving.' 5The rumour about why UK television stations don't want to air Princess Eugenie's wedding. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?