Throughout the work day, many of us remain in the same position for a select period of time. However, our bodies are not formed to stay in the same position for a long duration of time; resulting in detrimental effects. While being in a constant sitting position, the muscles tend to tense up from supporting the body. The spine is also effected by long term sedentary positions and damage to the spine is irreversible. Correlated with long term idle positions, numerous people also exhibit poor posture which adds mores strain to the lower back. Sitting also is a contributing factor to obesity in an individual due to their lack energy, leading to extra weight for the body to carry and strain. Incorporating lifestyle changes in your daily routine can prevent or reduce the suffering of back pain. Staying active is a vital aspect in reducing back pain. Find time during an allotted break to dedicate to proper stretching, walking and even a light jog. After office hours, working out at the gym and maintaing an active lifestyle is also extremely beneficial. Always keep in mind the correct precautions and steps to safeguard your health.