Many of you are no stanger to back pain or discomfort. One of the biggest causes being we sit too often! And with the Work From Home culture 2020 created, it’s made the issue worse for most of us!
Here are 3 things you can do to help reduce low back pain.
NO. 1 Roll It Out
More specifically, rolling out your glutes and hip flexors can help reduce low back pain.
Why? Your glutes and hips are close neighbours with your low back. Both should be mobile in order to lower strain on your low back. But, what happens is they are often tightened up from activities like sitting. Once those glutes and hips tighten up and mobility is decreased, it can cause increased stress to the low back.
Watch Coach Len break down glute and hip flexor rolling here!
NO. 2 Build Core Strength
A strong core is one of the foundations of your body being able to move well. Your core helps you balance and stand/sit upright. When your core is bulletproof (as we like to say) it removes the strain many of us place on our spine, which eventually is what can lead to back pain!
Click here to see 4 core movements to add to your workouts.
NO. 3 Walk/Move Frequently
High levels of sitting lead to loss of muscle, poor posture, and decreased spine stability which precedes chronic lower back pain. One of the best approaches we can have to help relieve lower back pain is to just simply walk and move frequently!
Walking is low risk and easy to start!
Benefits of walking:
- Cardiovascular foundation
- Working the major muscle groups responsible for maintaining a strong lower back
- It’s extremely accessible (you can do it anywhere and it’s free!)
Learn TONS of the other benefits of walking here.
With any pain, it’s important to consult with a physical therapist first. Your physio and coach should work together to develop a program that helps alleviate the pain. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help get you started!
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