Guess What!! I had one of the most stressful weekends you can ever wish not to have. 😂But, the good news is that, my stressful weekend inspired this post…

So, I started feeling a serious back ache on Friday night/Saturday, and as a medical personnel, I decided to conduct a research about it. I found out that we all have bad habits that causes low back pain/mid back pain for us.

Here are a few of them;

  1. Bad seat: Any chair that doesn’t provide a good back support , adjustable backrest and armrest is likely to cause you a low back pain. So, one of the changes you can make, would be to  get yourself a seat with backrest, armrest, lumbar support and wheels.
  2. Carrying heavy bags: Overloading your handbag, backpacks/briefcase is another major contributing factor. Travel light when you do not really have to carry all the luggage. Do not overload your bags/briefcase
  3. Slouching/prolong sitting or prolong standing: I’m so guilty of this… I could be so carried away when sitting to the point of assuming postures that leads to back pain. Avoid sitting for long in order to prevent slouching too, do not stand on a long queue that would make you stand for over 30mins. Secure your space and sit.
  4. Not sleeping in alignment: I know you would want to ask me(who knows what position they are sleeping while in deep sleep?). well when you are aware try as much as possible to sleep in alignment by laying on your side with your knees bent and pulled slightly towards your chest. Use a pillow that keeps your head level with your spine(do not use a too high pillow) and sleep on a firm mattress(this is 💯).
  5. Poor driving posture: People assume different postures when driving especially those who are shorter (no insult meant). They raise their neck, push in their back and all sort… With that back pain is almost inevitable. In order to rule out back pain as a result of driving, drive with your back in mind at all times. That is; sit with your back in your seat, you can put soft cushion and take breaks when you can(in case of long driving).
  6. Stretching: Many people are so lazy, they will be on their sit while trying to take something they could easily stand up to take. If you can’t stand up all the time, then arrange your things within your reach(where you don’t have to stretch)

I know I am guilty of few of these…

Tell me the ones you are guilty of? I look forward to reading from you. Also,let me know if this is helpful!

Please show some love to your back by making necessary adjustment!

Have a pleasant week

Lots of love,

Adenike Oladimeji

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Posted by The Sent Nurse Adenike

I am The Sent Nurse,My real name is Adenike Oladmeji. I refer to myself as “the sent nurse” because I strongly believe I have an assignment not just as a regular nurse but to care for people in their lowest state beyond the physical needs. Also most of my patients fondly call me "the sent nurse"because of the way I have cared for them. The peculiarity of my profession for me is that it has moved beyond being just a nurse that takes care of the body, but one that takes care of the soul/mind and spirit of a human being. I care for the threefold man – the body, the soul/mind and the spirit. I am a very proud and enthusiastic registered nurse, and I currently practice with Roding Healthcare in Lagos, Nigeria. Added to my skill and expertise in taking care of your soul / mind, I am also a certified emotional intelligence, health/wellness and life coach. To further carry my message and passion for both my calling/profession and the three-fold man, I own a blog (www.thesentnurse.com) that focuses on faith and health related topics and discussions. I also speak at events, conferences and seminars, both Nationwide and Internationally. As an entrepreneur, I manage the operations of Ewaade beauty store (@ewaadebeautystore) , a beauty store that operates majorly via social media, providing quality cosmetics and beauty products to every female of all levels. At Ewaade beauty store, enhancing your true beauty is our goal because we believe there is no flaw in you (you are altogether beautiful). We provide you a balance of the best quality and cheapest prices.

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