Back pain eliminated!
A sore back can take as long as 6 weeks to improve. With the right effort, plan and product from the Gelliflex website, you may be able to get rid of an aching back within no time.
The right combination of muscle strengthening, aerobic exercise, flexibility training, and proper body mechanics can help you prevent back pain.
Strong abdominal muscles support your body and alleviates strain from the lower back. Think of conditioned abdominal and back muscles working like a corset for your back. When these muscles are strong and healthy, your posture improves and it is easier to lift objects with proper body mechanics.
Choose activities that eliminate strain on the back, such as a recumbent bike or walking. Avoid exercises that can jolt the back, such as running or aerobic classes. Consistent daily aerobic activities can increase strength and endurance in your lower back, allowing your muscles to function better.
Flexibility in your hips, and hamstrings allows for proper pelvic bone alignment, which directly affects how your back feels. If any one of the lower body regions is over tight, it can cause pain in many areas including the back and neck. The most common culprits of pain are inflexible or tight hamstrings and hip flexors.
Back-saving body mechanics
Pay attention to how you move. By maintaining your spine’s normal curves throughout daily activity, you reduce strain on your back.
Use proper body mechanics when you:
Stand-Proper posture protects your back.
Sit- Choose a seat that supports your lower back.
Sleep- Choose a pillow for support, but don’t use one that forces your neck up at a severe angle.
Lift-Use your legs. Always bend your knees so your arms are level with the object.
If you’re out of condition from lack of activity, your back muscles may be weak and susceptible to injury. A professional trainer can show you the best exercises and stretches for maintaining a healthy back. A well designed program targets the key muscles groups with exercises to strengthen. Proper execution of stretches increases the flexibility necessary to eliminate back pain.
Take stock of your back and how you use it. Invest in prevention with a proper combination of muscle strengthening, aerobic exercise, flexibility training, and proper body mechanics and you can maintain a healthy back!