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.
Yoga is a way of using our minds and bodies to feel good (therapeutic effects). Try cow's face (ghomukhasana) arms for shoulder flexibility and care. Use yoga breathing (pranayama) for energy and filtered air. Practice swan-feather pose (pinca-hamsasana) for lumbago and mind/body awareness. These poses are anecdotel for me and may help you too.
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.)
With any posture in yoga there are two questions: How to do it safely and effectively, but also Why to do it at all. When I was very young and trying out yoga poses I saw on Lilias, or in books and so on, I would see a cool looking pose and try to mimic it. It was all about the pose. But when you do that you start to realize that some poses feel good, and that they might feel good at particular times of the day, or after other activities. That is why I tell my students “Think of the posture as a tool, rather than as a goal”.
http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/mmagnorth/index.html#/38/ Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy Your post-pregnancy bulge may actually be Diastasis Recti Abdominis By Monique Molino Photo credits: Sharon Giordano