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Lower back pain can be debilitating and it’s a pretty common health complaint—around 80% of adults have experienced back pain in their lives.
As excruciating as lower back pain can be, there are ways to manage it. Many people find relief from engaging in certain stretches and physical positions to ease the pain. However, before you jump to fix a symptom, it’s helpful to find the actual source of your lower back pain. That will ensure that you’re taking the proper steps to prevent future pain and staying on top of your physical health.
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The gym is like an unsupervised adult playground. It’s easy to walk in and toss a few weights around. But if you don’t follow the right routine or skip necessary steps, you may buy yourself a one-way ticket to injury town.
Before you strap on your kicks for your next gym session, check out the five most common weight-lifting mistakes below. Also, learn the best ways to avoid them so you can build a healthier, more resilient body for years to come.
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With seemingly endless options on the internet for relieving upper back pain, it can be hard to know who to listen to. After all, for every professional taking to the internet to share his or her knowledge, there are a handful of other people sharing their own incomplete or inaccurate information.
When it comes to back pain, you don’t want to just take anyone’s word for it. Improper stretching and movements can increase your back pain and even cause further problems. That’s the last thing you want. Luckily, we went straight to the source for simple stretches to get rid of upper back pain (chiropractor approved).
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Adopting a healthy lifestyle and sticking to it takes a lot of time, motivation, and commitment. The global pandemic has forced us all to stay at home. However, these unprecedented times have given us a chance to reflect on our habits and lifestyle and work towards altering them for good.
For many, staying at home has, in some way or the other, disturbed their otherwise set fitness routines. But this shouldn’t be an excuse for gaining those extra pounds or being a couch potato.
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A road trip can recharge your soul, but all those sedentary hours in a car can wear on your body, especially if you’re the driver. More often than not, you arrive at your destination feeling exhausted, even when all you did was sit there and push the gas pedal with your foot. Not to mention, road trips can be particularly hard on the low back and hips, which makes sense since you’re spending long periods of time in a seated position.
Fortunately, there’s a way to treat your body and be more mindful to help reduce the feelings of stagnation that come with being on the road — car yoga.
Next time you’re on a long road trip or simply stuck in commuter traffic, refer back to these simple car yoga moves to get you through the drive and arrive at your destination more relaxed.
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