BACK PAIN- PRACTICAL TIPSShane McLean, ACE Certified Personal Trainer with the T. Boone Pickens YMCA Today’s a bad back day. Again. Couldn’t have come at a worst time because you areA. Busy at workB. Out in the yardC. Driving all day. D. Or your feet constantly.Sound familiar?
Have you wondered why you feel so stiff in the morning? I have. This video explains this and a stretch you can do to help ease that stiffness. Do it tomorrow.
While you are at work or watching TV, you can be working on your posture. Doing 10 chin tucks and pelvic tilts throughout the day will help keep your body in correct alignment. Check out the following websites for exercises. http://www2.nau.edu/~mtl8/Ther_Ex_files/Postural_ex.htm and http://www.ehow.com/way_5407942_seated-ab-exercises.html
We spend most of our lives breathing to shallow and not through our belly's. Breathing deep for 5 min a day like in the video below, will help with your stress and your back pain.
However you don't need the pillows demonstrated in the video. Lying flat on your back with your feet on the ground will be fine. Try for 2 weeks and notice the difference. Your body will thank you
Today life is crammed with demands on personal time, energy, and space. When you continuously care for others without taking care of yourself, you reach beyond your capacity to function. Like a hard drive with too much information, you essentially crash and burn due to these physical and mental imbalances. At a Pilates class it’s your time to recharge your batteries so you can rediscover your mind-body equilibrium. The Pilates breathing technique will help you to capitalize on your strengths without wearing yourself down.