The human back is really quite an amazing thing, so make sure you look after yours, because if you are unfortunate enough to injure yours it will become difficult to do just about anything. The way you set up your home can make a huge difference for your back, so make sure your place is as back friendly as possible. The following are some of the simple things you can do to prevent back injuries in your home.

Get a new mattress

One of the best things you can do for your back is to invest in a decent mattress, because unless your bed is offering enough support it is just a matter of time before you start having troubles. While a new mattress will rarely be cheap, a decent quality one can last for many years, and if you take your time finding the right mattress to suit your body, you’ll drastically improve your sleep, your health and your quality of life.

 

Upgrade your seating

The seating in your home can play a big role in preventing problems with your back, so make sure everything from your office chair to your dining room seating are all designed for maximum support. For those who work from home, your office chair is particularly crucial, so do some research, get advice and make sure you invest in a chair that can provide the support your back needs.

Store carefully

The way you store things at home can play a large role in helping or hurting your back, so if you want to make your place more back friendly, put more thought into how your choice of storage may affect your back. For a start, avoid storing anything heavy above your head or below your knees, and if you have bulk items, store them in smaller portions to avoid unnecessary heavy lifting. Always get help moving anything even mildly heavy or awkward, and however you choose to organise your storage, make sure it is a system that works for your back.

Get non-slip mats

One of the most common ways to suffer a back injury is by slipping in the bath or shower at home, so you can make your home a lot more back friendly simply by investing in a few slip-free mats for your bathroom.

Invest in supportive flooring

The type of flooring you have at home can have a big impact on the health of your back, especially if you have a history of back problems already, so if you want to do everything you can to prevent back problems in your home, invest in back-friendly flooring. Flooring such as cork and rubber will offer a lot more support, which will mean far less stress and pressure on your back, and therefore far less chance of a suffering an injury.

Having your home set up to be back friendly is a smart investment in your health, as well as the health of your family, friends and anyone else that drops in for a visit.