It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.
Many Americans are now living very sedentary lives, especially if they work in an office setting. While it has been proven that sitting all day isn’t good for your body, it can be much worse if you suffer from chronic back pain or even just a stiff back from sitting for too long. According to Forbes, fewer than 20 percent of jobs include any kind of physical activity, and many people spend at least 4 hours each day sitting at a desk.
During this busy time of the year when your exercise get pushed to the background do these 3 moves to help stay in shape and to feel less guilty.
1. Wall squats- 30 seconds -1 min- Works on your leg and your mental toughness.
80% off Americans, at some point in their lives, with suffer from chronic or acute low back pain. That’s a frightening statistic.
That's why here on The Balance Guy I beat you over the head with core, strength and mobility. It's that important.
We need to stay on top of low back pain, whether your suffering or not. This is why I do this exercise most days of the week.
LEG LOWERING EXERCISE
Tip- breath all the air out of your lungs as you lower the leg towards the floor. Do 10-15 rep on both sides.
EVERYONE wants to avoid back trouble, but surprisingly few of us manage to escape it. Up to 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and each year 15 percent of all adults are treated for such problems as herniated discs, spinal stenosis or lumbar pain.
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http://issuu.com/pjcc/docs/connections_jan_2014?e=1653604/5899816Sneak these three effective moves into every workout for a coveted core. (Original publication in the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's in house magazine, Connections. Issue January 2014.)
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