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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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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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While some people may think they can’t do yoga, or that they aren’t flexible enough, that’s not always the case. There are many simple and relaxing yoga poses that can be adapted to all bodies.
Certain yoga poses can help you stretch, relax and get in a restful mindset for a good night of sleep. The poses outlined here focus on the breath and putting the body in positions that allow for optimal blood flow to the brain, all of which encourage a calm state.
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Are you craning your head forward or slumped in your chair as you read this? If so, you may be doing your body harm. Sitting in a slumped position doesn’t just look sloppy. It reduces your lung capacity and can lead to high blood pressure, digestive issues, and muscular imbalances. And it’s not just your body that suffers. Slouching is linked to low self-esteem and depression.
When most people try to fix poor posture, they unintentionally create more muscular tension, which can lead to dysfunction and pain. Keep reading to understand why sitting at your desk encourages bad posture, and discover the best way to sit at work to improve your health and well-being.
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