How to counter that back pain in 3 easy steps
In our fast-paced lifestyles today, we are accustomed to rushing through our meals, our work, and even our time with our family sometimes. At this pace of life, one usually has less time for exercise, but still must be moving quickly from place to place for meetings, for lunch appointments, for prospective sales leads. With a lack of exercise and physically taxing work days, the body’s core sometimes is not strong enough and a series of hard sneezes or coughing can injure one’s back like that.
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Getting back pain from hard sneezes or coughs is not a trivial matter; you should be careful as it can happen to you too. Here, we shall investigate what can be the other factors also causing such aches. Bethany Cadman investigates here.
“Stress can cause tension in the body and can also weaken the immune system. This may make the muscles feel stiff, as well as affect the body’s response to inflammation and infection.
Over time, not getting enough sleep can lead to exhaustion. This may make the body feel achy, sluggish, and heavy. Lack of sleep also affects the body’s ability to repair tissues and cells.” Read more here!
The body is like a machine at times, hard on the exterior but sensitive on the inside. Skincare, facial care, hand cream, etc are great for taking care of the outside portion, but are we taking care of what is inside our body adequately? As the author has mentioned, not resting enough or being too stressed, if not addressed, can snowball into body-aches in no time at all. There have even been individuals who claim they only need 4 hours to function adequately, but does the body agree? We need to pick up what our body is telling us, respect that, and give it the hours of rest it needs for us to work well in the long run.
Next, Deep Recovery covers how to get remedy for your lower back if you’ve injured it.
“Keep abdominal muscles tucked against the abdominal wall, as much as possible. This is the same muscle movement as when we are ‘sucking in our gut’ or holding our stomach in. This provides additional support to the strained or spasming lumbar muscles.” Read more here!
As we can see, simple acts such as sucking in our gut can help us go the long run. In an increasingly overweight society, people who have put on weight in their belly area have a habit of simply letting that excess weight hang out. Some even deliberately ‘push out’ their bellies and make their bellies look bigger! This posture is bad for our backs as it creates additional stress on our lower backs. Unless you are an expectant mother, this simple exercise should be possible to follow and keep our backs from risk of injury.
Lastly, Katrina Turrill shares on what we can eat to stay injury-resistant.
“Clean, lean protein foods, such as pasture-raised chicken and turkey or grass-fed meats help provide your body with adequate nutrients which is needed to maintain muscle and bone health.
Other good sources of protein include cage-free eggs, fish, bone broth or other unprocessed protein powders, beans and legumes.” Read more here!
Diet is half the battle won in many instances of our health. Even in managing lower back stress, this is no exception. If our posture is wrong, and we have poor resting habits, the least we can do is to eat properly and more healthily. This can start from consuming less deep fried or oily foods and visiting the supermarket for healthier alternatives for instance. There should be healthy lunch options such as salad at the supermarket near you. If your area has no supermarket, you can look to pack your own food. If you would really have to consume such foods while at work, try to ensure you can eat a healthier breakfast or dinner.
In conclusion, keeping your back pain away can be done in baby steps. Be it lifestyle, diet, or habits, you need to take the baby steps to not only relieve them but also keep them away. If many others are able to make the switch, you should be able to do so too.