When the summer heat becomes too intense, working out indoors offers a refreshing alternative to outdoor activities. Not only does it help you stay cool, but it also provides an opportunity to focus on exercises that promote back and spine health. Beat the heat with these indoor workouts while giving your back and spine the attention they deserve.
We’ve noticed a trend in all of our most recent blogs; we keep urging you to remain active and add some workouts to your daily routine. While that’s easy for us to say, sometimes it’s hard for those of you suffering from back pain to know which exercises are safe for you to perform.
Yoga can be extremely beneficial for those experiencing back pain, including occasional soreness and chronic pain. So, what makes yoga so much better for back pain than other fitness routines? Yoga is one of the only workouts that emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility. Recent studies have found that practicing yoga relieves symptoms caused by back pain better than stretching alone.
Fitting in Exercise Over Lunch
We all have been there before — “I’m just too busy to workout.” Between work and family, there’s often little time left for ourselves. It probably doesn’t need to be said, but exercise is important.
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The human body is designed to stay in motion, not for long periods of rest – and the same holds true even if you’re suffering from back pain. Remaining active is important for everyone, which is why we prescribe the majority of our patients regular low-impact aerobic exercise for back pain.
Aerobic exercise helps keep the body healthy by increasing your heart rate and improving circulation.
What is a healthy weight for your spine? We know there is plenty of information to be found online regarding what a healthy weight is. You’ve probably heard that excess weight can cause certain health issues, but did you know that it can stress your spine?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Now that school is back in full swing and those lucky enough to have had the summer off from work are back to the daily grind, it’s time to talk about desk spine health. Did you know that the average American spends 13 hours a day sitting? Between sitting at a desk,
With the weather warming up, we know you’re itching to take a walk around the block and soak up some sunshine. Walking is a great form of low impact aerobic exercise for people of all fitness levels. It provides all of the benefits other forms of aerobic activity provide without the added stress on your joints.
Exercise is a wonderful thing. It helps keep your entire body healthy, including your spine. If you’re like a lot of our patients, the cold weather can discourage you from sticking to your normal workout routine. We have some motivation to get you moving and a few tips to ensure you have a safe winter workout.
With gardening season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to share a few tips to help prevent back pain. Gardening can be great exercise, meaning it might actually help prevent or alleviate back pain when done correctly.
Benefits of regular exercise include:
- Helps reduce the frequency or severity of flare-ups in your pain
- Keeps the spine both functional and mobile
- Burns calories to help you maintain a healthy weight
- Produces endorphins (nature’s painkillers) to elevate your mood and fight depression
Keep reading for several tips on gardening with back pain.