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Q: I have to stand for long periods in my job. Do you have any suggestions to help keep my back from getting tired and sore?

Sure. Here are a few things to try. Put one foot up (like on a ledge or step) and change positions often when standing for long periods of time. Use a cushioned mat if possible. Don't stand with your knees locked and avoid high-heeled, hard heeled or platform shoes. Try to position your work so that you avoid bending at the waist or neck for long periods. Many back disorders are the accumulation of months or even years of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, and stressful living and working habits. That's why for most people, the key to preventing back problems is a program that includes a healthy dose of general fitness conditioning as well as a practical, effective education program.

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