Did you know that most people that call in to work over 40, call in due to back pain? That didn’t surprise me. What does surprise me over and over again is how weak people are as they age. From sitting continuously, to poor posture. Most people with back pain use the wrong methods to get rid of this nagging ache. Here are a few tips on how to ease back pain naturally.
- Learn the correct way to lift something.
Most people “throw” out their backs by using poor technique when lifting an object. Keep the object close to your body. Lower the body by hinging the hips and buttocks back….do not bend at the waist as this will put more pressure on the lower back.
- Eat a diet loaded with anti-inflammatory foods.’
Fish oil, healthy fats like coconut oil and avocado oil, and turmeric are great additions to a healthy body. Turmeric has actually shown to have many properties. I use PuraThrive every day in my water. This keeps my “old pain issues’ reduced and has zero side effects!
3. Strengthen your core.
This means your entire pelvic girdle. Do planks instead of sit ups. Lift weights in a manner that engages the core while keeping the glutes tight. A strong lower body will transfer to a stronger middle, AND a flatter belly!
4. Last but not least. If you spend a lot of time sitting, practice mindful posture.
With the shortening of your hip flexors, comes a weaker back and stomach.
Get up and move around and stretch if you sit for more than one hour at a time.
Learn to reduce back pain naturally with rest, exercise, massage and supplements.
Best plan is to get into a gym with a trainer that specializes in functional strength moves so you never need to take a day off for back pain!