Blogs about Back Injury

Health: Fact or Fiction?

So, I have some good news and bad news.  The bad news is that you are being bombarded with lies constantly.  Everything from so called scientific studies that prove a theory to opinions that become accepted as fact.  The good news is that you are the final authority on your body.  Remember to check in and do what seems 'right' for you rather than just what is trending or what some 'expert' says to do. Here is just one example of what I am talking about:

Three Steps to Ease Back into Exercise After a Back Injury

According to studies, Low back pain affects nearly 80% of all adults.  Most low back injuries come fromthe following: wearing high heels (women), performing manual labor and people who sit for long periods of time (greater than 3 hrs.). Although these statistics are alarming, there are some simple steps one can take to make sure that they avoid current and future back pain or injury. These steps all involve simple exercises that can be performed from anywhere, including one’s office. 

Take Care of Your Body, It's the Only One You've Got!

Take care of your body it’s the only one you’ve got. I was recently in a car accident and it completely through off my journey to be healthier and happy. As a result of my injuries I had to stop exercising and I now rest the majority of each day. Additionally, because I can’t workout I’ve had to tighten up my diet and eat cleaner than before to prevent gaining weight from being sedentary. Being inactive is soooo unnatural for me!

Specialized Senior / Elderly Personal Training - hunched over backs

Fitness For Life offers elderly personal training from geriatric to active older adults. In-home, in their independent or assisted living facility. Help your family members stay independent in a personal caring environment.

Back Relief - Supine Tailbone Tucks and Lifts

Lay down supine (on your back) with your feet placed near your tailbone.  Place hands under the arch of your back, about 4 fingers should fit.  Remove fingers and feel the neutral spinal position.  Then, press the lower back down and round or tuck the tailbone while squeezing abdominals.  Next, arch the back and lift the tailbone while squeezing the back muscles.  Repeat, you can also do this movement standing.

Posture Police

One truly amazing thing about the body is that it will allow you to compensate for bad posture with more bad posture. At first it could just be a forward head, a locked out knee or a rib cage popping forward. Next,your body must adapt by repositioning another part of your body. One muscle lengthens another part shortens to create imbalances in our bodies. Eventually you get an achy back, a tight feeling in your neck or a full blown injury. 

Posture Police

One truly amazing thing about the body is that it will allow you to compensate for bad posture with more bad posture. At first it could just be a forward head, a locked out knee or a rib cage popping forward. Next,your body must adapt by repositioning another part of your body. One muscle lengthens another part shortens to create imbalances in our bodies. Eventually you get an achey feeling, a tight feeling or a full blown injury. 

Pilates and Shakespeare: To Tuck or Not to Tuck, Twist or Not to Twist...

...that is the question. Or, those are the questions.