05 Nov Tip-tops tips for a healthy back!
Happy October, fitness friends! Through the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been stuck in our houses. In other words, for most of us, we have been stuck in our chairs. There is not much to be done about that, as many of us are working from home. We are obliged to sit at a desk and use a computer to complete our work. Unfortunately for us, that means that we may have been neglecting something that has supported us throughout our lives – our backs.
It is important to keep our backs healthy and in good shape. The saying, “You never know how much you will miss it until it’s gone” fits perfectly to a back injury. When we neglect our backs, it often has long term effects. Back injuries can be difficult to recover from, if not debilitating. Here are some top tips for a healthy back
1. Keep a good posture.
Even if we may not realize it with Covid-19 we have put a large strain on our backs. We are constantly sitting down at our computers or around the house. To keep a good posture despite that will help your back immensely. You must try and keep your feet on the floor and keep your back straight. If your back is in pain, then try an ergonomic chair like the ball chair on our website.
2. Lift Properly
We tend to lift more than we think in our daily life. When you lift it is very easy to strain your back if you do it incorrectly. When you attempt to lift an object make sure that you use the power of your legs and knees and do not simply bend over with your back.
3. Stay Active
It is important to continue exercising to keep your back healthy and of course warm up. If you need more help click avoiding injury. Although personalized exercises by a fitness trainer may be the best choice, some exercises can be done at home. Yoga is especially good for your back, which you can do at home. Another option is to do stretches. Stretching out your muscles is beneficial for your back. One example of a stretch to do at home by the American Chiropractic Association is a Back Stretch. To perform this, the ACA says to “Lie on your stomach. Use your arms to push your upper body to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds. Let your back relax and sag. Repeat. This stretch may be performed several times per day.” There are many other stretches that you can use to assist in your journey for a healthier back, but this is one of the simpler ones.
Try to keep these tips in mind to help your back feel a few years younger and be much healthier! Need help with your back strength? Give us a call for some exercises at 862-251-89