Whether you are old or young, fit and healthy or guilty of a few bad habits, pain can affect people from all walks of life and strike any area of the body. The back, neck and shoulders are particularly vulnerable and even everyday tasks can take their toll on the body. Those who are also regular exercisers, disabled or recovering from injury may also have to deal with their fair share of pain.
According to studies, Low back pain affects nearly 80% of all adults. Most low back injuries come fromthe following: wearing high heels (women), performing manual labor and people who sit for long periods of time (greater than 3 hrs.). Although these statistics are alarming, there are some simple steps one can take to make sure that they avoid current and future back pain or injury. These steps all involve simple exercises that can be performed from anywhere, including one’s office.
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.
Why do I have muscle tension? How can I get this to go away? Can you just massage it out? How many sessions will it take to get that out? What exercises can I do? What foods should I eat? What oils would help out with this pain?
As women age, their metabolism plummets, especially after 35-that is why I recommend compound exercises which work more than one body group at the same time. A lot of my female clients ask me for ways to strengthen their back, which is good to maintain good posture and ensure proper cervical alignment. Below are four back exercises that I recommend for my female clients.
I wanted to follow up my blog yesterday on back pain with an article I wrote some time back on using the ol' stability ball as a chair. I have been sitting on one for 10 years! It's the best...anyway, enjoy! And don't spend a lot of money on a 'fancy' ball. The best ball I ever had (and still have) was $7.99 at Ross.
Growing up in a family run business, managing it, and learning all the ins and outs of what it takes to NOT JUST STAYING IN BUSINESS, BUT MAKING A PROFIT EVERY YEAR, the most important thing I've learned is that without good, happy, healthy employees, WE HAVE NO BUSINESS!
The #1 MAJOR PROBLEM TODAY THAT ANY BUSINESS CORPORATE OR SMALL IS DEALING WITH IS THE EXTREME COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!!
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.
Is back pain familiar to you? If so, you’re not alone. Eighty percent of the population of the US, at some point in their lives, with suffer from chronic or acute low back pain. That’s a frightening statistic. About 2% to 10% of people who experience low back pain develop chronic low back pain.
The first thing most people do when low back pain strikes is reach for the pain pills. Advil and other over-the-counter medications have numerous side effects and will lose their effectiveness when used in the long term.
Instead let’s use our body to heal our pain.