Our lives are full of compromises and trade-offs. Modern humans can walk upright, and many researchers have linked this ability with increased brain size. As well, this posture allows our hands to be free for carrying objects and manipulating tools, increases our height, and is less energy-intensive. Unfortunately, walking upright puts increased pressure on the spine, and this can lead to back pain. Add to that our propensity to exercise hard and neglect workout recovery, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Here’s are some tips for dealing with your back pain.(more…)
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This is a guest post from Shaun Sinclair, founder, and author of Stay Fit Bug. Shaun is a former 100/200-meter runner and professional athlete.
Look after your BACK!
Because once that goes you are FINISHED!
It really is that simple.
The spine and the muscles surrounding it are the backbones to our physical existence ‘Pun intended’.
However, it is a part of our body that is prone to injury. Now, prevention isn’t a difficult thing to do. But one thing I am certain of is that trying to cure the issue of back pain is an entirely different matter (Yes… not always easy).
- Good form
- Good exercise execution
- Embracing good posture
All of those things are highly important when it comes to protecting your back. Heck, embracing good posture isn’t even something you need to worry about in the gym only. In fact, that has a lot more to do with your activities outside of the weight room.
- How you sit at your desk in the office.
- In your bed and how you sleep (sleeping on the floor is still one of the best things you can do).
- How you position your body when using a computer at home, which of course, is where most of us spend most of our time in today’s world on Facebook and the like.
These lifestyle habits are highly important in regard to back injury prevention. Now let’s see how you can change your lifestyle to proactively protect yourself from back injuries.(more…)
CBD Oil is suitable for not only treating sports injuries but also has many other health benefits. For example, it can reduce your anxiety, manage your stress better, and take care of your heart disease.
So, where does CBD oil come from? CBD is 40% of the marijuana plant’s extract. In the cannabis Sativa plant, almost 80 varieties of cannabidiol can help you make CBD oil.(more…)
Sidelined with an injury doesn’t have to mean the end. At the moment, you’re off the field, but there could be hope for improvement and renewed health. A solid return is possible for many athletes if you’re willing to listen to the doctors and apply yourself. Dedication, knowledge, and awareness, then, are key to finding your place back with the team. To help make this happen, follow the following five tips during your recovery.(more…)
Accidents happen. Sometimes, we simply cannot prevent them. A year ago, I had the misfortune of it happening to me. A major accident left me bed-ridden for well over a month. The recovery was a slow and tedious process. I still experience occasional pain. It really took me a while to regain full control of my body and participate in all the activities I so enjoyed before. While it was not easy, I can say that I am one of the lucky ones who got out of it without any major consequences.
Learn all about physical therapy after an injury
Depending on your situation, recovery may last anywhere from a month to a couple of years. Your body needs time to heal and rebuild its strength. Physical therapy is an extremely important part of the story. Understanding how it works is crucial. Your goal is to learn as much as you possibly can about it and also be fully familiar with the nature of your condition or injury. Each person’s situation will be unique and so will their needs. My back was my problem area. Numbness, pain and poor control of my legs plagued me for months. It was only after I understood how to approach physical therapy that I started seeing tangible results. Take it slow, know what you can and cannot do, and never push yourself too hard.
Don’t forget to take your medication
While regular exercise may be the essential bit of the story, there is no denying that medication also plays its part in the process of regaining your health. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of it. If you tend to forget such things, make sure to set up a reminder for yourself and carefully follow your doctor’s orders. Pop a pill on time and things will become so much easier. Of course, never use too many painkillers and instead look to alleviate your discomfort through natural means. Stick to the advice you’ve been given and don’t forget to eat healthily. Your body needs all the energy it can get.
Commit to an exercise routine & manage your pain
Physical exercise may sound like a terrible idea when you’re in pain but it is, in fact, the only thing that will help get rid of it in the long run. Stick to your routine, try to push your boundaries but never take it too far. I always make an effort to listen to my body. It tends to give you very clear signals about what you can and cannot do. Treat it well and don’t hurt yourself. Learn which types of exercise you can benefit from the most. Don’t be afraid to consult online resources. In fact, I think it was these few apps that have helped me the most on my road to recovery.
Sticking to your goals is honestly the only way to succeed. Perseverance will be rewarded, you just have to have faith and put in the work.
Accidents are sometimes unavoidable. More serious injuries can take a long time to recover from. If you are eager to get back on your feet, you should make an effort to learn more about physical therapy and stick to the prescribed exercise routine. Listen to your body and know which part of it needs the most help. Managing pain, in particular, can have a steep learning curve. Don’t give up. Never neglect your medication and eat well. Your body will thank you for it and you will be able to get back to your normal daily routine soon enough.
There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.
If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future.
Regular exercise or training, whether for recreation or professional gain, may cause unexpected injuries. This is brought about by activities such as jumping, running, lifting weights, tackling and many more. These activities subject our bodies to wear and tear forces which makes us susceptible to muscle, bone, spine, and joint injuries.
A Chiropractor works to restore the normal functioning of your muscles, joints, and nervous system. They can also help to increase muscle strength, control, and coordination which will help you prevent further injuries during training.(more…)
Due to the number of questions we frequently receive about human growth hormone, we’re taking this opportunity to pass along some knowledge. Keeping in mind that you should always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement and especially before using HGH, we can at least share what we’ve learned in passing throughout our years of studying personal training and sports nutrition. Do not blindly start using HGH without first consulting your doctor.
Often called a “miracle drug,” human growth hormone is known for its numerous health benefits, including weight loss, muscle gain, anti-aging, and more. Those who have used it say that it can help you look and feel younger, improve your sexual performance, and help you build muscle as nothing else can.
Is human growth hormone right for you? And how does one safely take this impressive hormone to experience its benefits? Let’s look into what human growth hormone is and what the safe HGH dosage for your bodybuilding goals are. (more…)
How’s your fitness regime going? In summer, most of us take our workouts a bit more seriously. But did you know that taking the right vitamins and minerals can help strengthen bone, build muscle, prevent injury, and aid recovery — ideal whether you’re into cardio or resistance training?
If you’re a regular at the gym, you need to ensure that your body takes in what it needs to perform. Don’t underestimate the importance of nutrition — check out how vitamins and minerals can help you push harder in your next work-out session. (more…)
There is nothing worse than getting a cut or serious wound on your arm, leg, or body. Not only does it hinder you until it is healed, but it is highly likely that the wound could become infected if not treated properly. During our daily workouts, there are numerous objects with the potential of maiming or injuring us, particularly on the shins and hands. It’s always good to have a plan if your injuries take a turn for the worse and become infected.
Infections have been known to lead to a variety of serious other health conditions, including death. In fact, before the discovery of antibiotics and other medications many individuals died because they couldn’t properly treat and prevent infections. Thanks to the advances in modern science and medicine that is really no longer the case. So, how do you go about preventing infections? (more…)