Low back pain can affect up to 80% of people at one time or another. Sitting too much can be a culprit. Take hourly breaks with walking or stretching. Working from home should be done at a desk with a comfortable chair. Sometimes women carry a purse that’s too heavy, and don’t switch shoulders to balance the weight. Remember to exercise; it has been shown to reduce pain by as much as 50%. Get up, walk, and do gentle stretching exercises. Stress is also a factor in back pain, and this can be alleviated by mindfulness meditation.