Christmas is around the corner and no one wants to really move into this festive period with a bout of back pain. Whether it be from bad sleep or too much sitting, a sore back can mess you up completely. As we get older, a disc that's in between the vertebrae in our back becomes thinner and the joints become more compressed. This worsens muscle spasms, back pain and restricted movement so as we age, it's vital to be mindful about back care.
CONTROL YOUR BODY MOVEMENT
Do you know that your body is like a machine that is designed to move? They can bend backward and forward brilliantly, they can be able to rotate effectively and lean side to side. Performing this body movements every day shouldn't be a cause of concern and occasionally combining them is often problem-free. But, when we add loads to this natural combined body movements like pushing or lifting, it increases the risk of the back becoming excessively compressed or stretched. You must learn how to control your body movements! If you experience a jolt, a nudge or a wobble while bearing a load and in a twisted position, the reaction can cause the tissues to overstress and may result in injury.
PILLARS OF PROTECTING YOUR BACK
Check that your spine can move in any direction and find an activity that involves a series of movements and build it into your day.
Do not be scared of lifting things, pushing things or moving things. When you make your back do some safe work, you develop strength and reap rewards.
Engage in exercises that requires you to move your spine carefully and deliberately. These exercises will keep your skills sharp and prevent injuries caused by clumsy movements.
Sitting down for long?
Research shows that people who sit for four or more hours a day when working probably in an uncomfortable chair are in a recipe For disaster. If your job requires you to sit for longer periods, engage simple stretches into your routine because they will help prevent and ease back pain and reduce ill health due to inactivity. Every 20 to 30 minutes, take a two-minute work break to stand up and move around.
Muscles, ligaments and tendons can tighten up during winter and the dip in temperature may cause swelling in the joints and the extra pain. It can put strain on the spine and pull on sensitive nerve. Winter is a period to exercise more! A daily walk for even 30 minutes can be helpful....
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