By Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Even the professionals throw their backs out sometimes. Check out their at-home secrets for back pain relief.

It’s not just the sitting that’s the problem, it’s the way we sit in front of computers—slouched over the keyboard, leaning forward to see the screen, or propped up on the bed. These positions can ruin your back, says Packard. If you can’t take a break, you can still improve your sitting posture. He recommends Brightday: It’s software you install on your computer that acts as a personal posture trainer. Every day you complete posture training sessions and then when it senses you’re slouching again, it gives you a gentle reminder—helping you prevent back pain before it starts. Back pain isn’t the only reason to try this: Check out 9 sneaky ways bad posture is affecting your health.

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