Save healthy back in all ages is the backbone of a healthy life. The three weakest links in the body are the neck, knees, and back. If any of these three parts are out of commission, you know it. Your whole day is affected. With winter on its way and snow shoveling just around the corner, you must be extra careful with your back. Just about everything you do affects your back. Back pain can be caused by being overweight, performing repetitive movements, sitting, standing, stress, and improper lifting procedures. The end is very complicated, and taking care of it now can go a long way toward preventing many forms of back problems in the future.
Here Are Some Tips For Keeping Your Back Healthy In All Ages:
- Practice good posture. Slouching puts undue stress on your back.
- Being overweight puts stress on the back, and a healthy back in all ages becomes a myth without restraint in calorie intake.
- Eat well. We need calcium and vitamin D, among other nutrients, to keep bones in good shape.
- Quit smoking. Studies suggest that smokers are more likely to experience disc problems.
- By keeping your abdominal muscles strong and maintaining good posture, you will be creating a natural “girdle” around your body to give your back proper support.
- Keep the spine flexible with yoga and gentle exercises. As per the doctor’s suggestion, a flexible spine is a secret to a youthful body.
- Exercise regularly to keep your body fit and healthy. Many back injuries happen when people who are not active play a vigorous game of football or softball on the weekend. Condition your body with regular exercises so you can play sports without pain.
- Reduce stress. Tense people often have strained backs. Get enough sleep, exercise, be positive, and practice deep breathing regularly.
- Be comfortable. Avoid restrictive clothing and high-heeled shoes, which can put stress on your back.
- If you stand for long periods, raise one foot on a box to lessen the strain on your back. Check your posture and try to maintain the natural curve in your spine. Take frequent breaks if possible
- If you must sit for long periods, get up every 30 minutes, walk around and do a few stretches.
- If you work at a computer, adjust your chair, so your elbows to wrists are parallel to the floor, and the screen is at eye level.
- Use your legs when lifting. Bend at the knees and straighten your legs as you lift the object. This puts less strain on your back.
For any uni student juggling curriculum along with a part-time job like me, life is time-strict. And this is usually accompanied by dull (sometimes sharp) ache. However, the insurgence of daily chores makes me resort to pain-killers quite often. This was when I decided to take proper care of my health. I soon invested in an acupressure pillow like this, which has acupressure protrusions to ease the knots in the back. This pillow and mat come in different colors. Hence, this pillow/mat targets the stress points and relaxes them.
We often don’t appreciate a healthy back until we are stuck with a bad one. Take a proactive approach to a healthy and pain-free back in all ages.