almost certain you’ll have back problems at one point or another if you’re not
doing anything relating to these 3 areas: cardiovascular exercise,
strengthening and STRETCHING!
comes to lower back pain, it is usually what we do not do that cause the
problems. Often people attribute sore back to a specific “event” —
sure, while a particular movement might be “the straw that broke the
camel’s back,” however, the stage for the injury has in most cases, been
set long before the occurrence of the actual triggering event.
act of bending forward to do normal, daily activities repeatedly over time is
enough to aggravate your back if it is weak — never mind heavy work. This
forward flexion we execute each day does not even have to be “loaded”
(i.e. lifting something heavy) — damage can occur from the movement itself!
here’s another thing, if you’re having back problems, chances are you’re also
tight and weak in your core area (abs, back, glutes, hip flexor), as well as,
stiff in the hamstrings and calves. They are all connected to your back! If you
don’t learn to stretch properly, your back will eventually suffer.
solely on external factors for temporary relief (i.e. massages, prescription
drugs, chiro, physio, etc.). Instead, learn to empower yourself with permanent
relief. This can only be achieved with the help of the earlier mentioned
professionals, but adding to it your own initiative for regular light cardio,
strength training, and STRETCHING! You can’t perform one without the other
two — they work best together!
more? Read: 9 Myths About Low Back Pain