Humans are creatures of habit. Any habit can be harmless, helpful or harmful.
Harmfulness often depends on frequency of the habit.
A habit-loop always consists of a trigger, followed by some automatic response and a reward. After identifying a harmful habit we can deconstruct the habit loop and find the trigger, response and reward. It can be difficult to just stop performing a habit.
A more successful approach is to try to restructure the habit (after the trigger a new automatic response is performed and a new reward is received).
In this way the old trigger gets connected to the new response and reward (thus forming a new habit loop).
Staying pain-free can be influenced positive by forming key habits.
A Manual Osteopath can help with identifying habits that lead to pain and offering alternatives.