Category Archives for "Exercise & Staying Active"
Do you suffer from tense and aching muscles in your lower back?
If so you should get into the habit of regular stretching. As stretching is a great way of increasing your flexibility. And it’s also good for getting rid of your back pain.
So try these 5 lower back stretches and feel the benefits for yourself.Continue reading
We are constantly told we need to stay active if we are going to beat back pain.
But how do you know what kinds of activities you should be doing? And how can you be sure they won’t cause you more damage?
This is the part that puts lots of people off exercising when they have back pain. So I’ve put together a list of 9 safe and helpful activities for your back that you can try safe in the knowledge that they won’t hurt you when done correctly.
Staying active is vital for managing your back pain so make a start today!Continue reading
‘I should learn tai chi’ may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are searching for something to treat your back pain.
But if you struggle with more intense exercise it can be a great help.
As not only will it reduce your pain, it’ll improve your balance and reduce stress and anxiety too.Continue reading
Do you find that your back pain is making it hard for you to stay active and exercise regularly?
If so you are not alone. But one solution is to take to the pool. As the buoyancy of the water can take away the strain on your muscles and joints.
So next time you feel the pain but want to exercise try water aerobics. It’s safe and fun and can be a great way to stay active.Continue reading
You can’t overestimate the importance of core strength when it comes to managing your chronic lower back pain.
This is because a strong core is responsible for supporting and stabilising your spine while also helping you to move and maintain good balance and posture. All of which reduces the strain on your lower back.
So find out how to get started with core strengthening here and give your back the help and support it needs.Continue reading
Pilates may not be something you’ve ever thought about doing. But don’t be fooled by any preconceptions of it as a feminine activity because it’s a bloody good workout.
And it’s also a great way to build your core strength which is vital for reducing lower back pain. A strong core also reduces the strain on your back and helps to support your spine as you move.
Which makes Pilates a great exercise for those of us with back pain. Find out how to get started here.Continue reading
Cycling is something we all loved doing as kids.
And it’s also a great low-impact exercise that can help you to stay active when you suffer from chronic lower back pain.
So find out how cycling can help you and say “On your bike” to your lower back pain here.Continue reading
Walking is an enjoyable and pleasant activity. However did you know that it is also a great activity for people with chronic lower back pain?
This is because walking regularly can strengthen your muscles and bones, increase circulation, improve your mood, and help you to stay more active and mobile.
So while living with chronic pain is no walk in the park, walking in the park can certainly help!Continue reading
Stretching is one of the best things you can do to fight back against lower back pain.
As by stretching regularly you are lengthening and strengthening your muscles which makes you more flexible and helps you to stay active.
So make stretching a part of your daily routine and don’t allow back pain to stretch your patience.Continue reading
Yoga can increase your flexibility, help you to stay active and keep your back strong and healthy.
So being a poser is great for people with back pain. However there is still a stigma among men in society that stops them from giving yoga a try.
Find out why you need to get over that stigma here.Continue reading