Back pain is a very common problem. The average age for chronic back pain has reduced over the years and it is very common for individuals in their early twenties to complain about lower back pain. Working professionals have to sit in chairs for about 8 hours daily and without correct posture and ergonomics they are bound to have back pain. Investing in your body is equally as important as investing in your retirement plan, so that you can truly enjoy your money. Fight that back pain now with these simple self supervised exercises and tips of prevention.
01. Lumbar extension stretch
To perform this exercise you have to lie on your stomach on a flat surface (use an exercise mat for comfort). Place your arms on the ground, close to your body, with the elbow to palm portion touching the surface. Keep your shoulders back and neck long. Now, start by gently pushing your torso against your elbows and arching your back up. Go as high as comfortable but make sure your pelvis is still in touch with the ground. Hold this position for 10 seconds and return to neutral position gently. Repeat 8-10 times daily.
NASL is about to begin and soccer fever has gripped Canadians. The FC Edmonton team has even gotten Albertans kicked about the new season! The explosive matches encourage a lot of people to take to the field themselves for a round of recreational sports. But you should also be aware that as the sport brings joy, it also brings pain in the form of injuries if proper precautions are not taken. Here is a quick list of most common injuries that might trouble your soccer dreams and prevention techniques to keep them at bay.
1. ACL Tears
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located deep within the knee join and is one of the four ligaments responsible to hold the tibia (shin bone) – femur (thigh bone in place) arrangement in place. The injury mostly occurs when a player land s with a sudden shock, putting undue pressure on his knees. Rapid twisting movements or sudden deceleration might also cause the injury. Though the injury is mostly caused in non-contact situations, slide tackles in soccer might be responsible in the tear.
Running injuries are something we don’t pay much attention to as they tend to heal with a little rest. But, these regular looking injuries could gradually progress into a major health issue which will hamper your mobility. Nearly half of the running population suffers from some type of running related knee injury according to this study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.Running is one of the core exercises that many people do but before you go out there for your run you should take all the necessary precautions to avoid injury as much as possible. Read this list of common running injuries and necessary precautions to avoid them before you hit the trails.