Are you currently suffering from back pain? Or do you feel that you have weak back or core muscles? While there are several ways to ease an aching back, nothing works better than getting to the root of the problem and finding ways to prevent it altogether. Whether you are feeling the strain from carrying your toddler around the whole day, or sitting in front of the computer for long hours, there are ways you can prevent unnecessary strain on your back muscles. Strengthening your core will have long- term benefits, keep you away from injuries, and may even prevent age-related spinal and muscle weakness later in life.