Studies show that up to 85% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. That’s a lot of people! Back pain is something that cannot always be prevented, although we do have some helpful and all natural tips on how to reduce the pain-and for some, potentially stop it before it starts.
Stop the Gaming Addiction
By limiting the amount of time children spend playing games in front of a TV screen or computer monitor, it can greatly reduce the chance that they will have back problems and overall physical ailments later in life. Most kids hunch for hours while enjoying a game of World of War Craft or Zelda, which can potentially put a great deal of stress on their spine’s.
Lose Excess Weight
We don’t have to tell you that extra weight on your body means more work for your body It’s excess weight around the mid-section of the frame that can put ample stress on your spine and back muscles. If you needed a little extra motivation to shed those extra pounds, this is it!
Low Impact Exercise
The right kind of exercise can greatly reduce painful back aches. It may seem like the opposite thing you would want to do when you’re hurting but loosening up those tight muscles is sometimes the best thing. Low impact sports such as swimming laps and yoga are great stress releasers both physically and mentally.
There’s a good chance that you are one of millions of people who work at a desk for forty hours a week. If so, it is essential that you retain good posture for the health of your spine and overall body. Shoulder pain and neck strains are popular symptoms of those who suffer from poor posture.
Some tips for good computer posture are:
-keep your mouse close to your computer
-make sure your monitor is at least 20 inches away from your face
-a parallel body to the floor is always the best
-keep your shoulders loose and tense free
A Good Night’s Sleep
Keeping our spine in proper alignment as we sleep is very important. At night it is easy for our bodies to get twisted into positions that we would normally find uncomfortable when awake. The best way to sleep at night is on your side with a pillow in between your legs. This will help keep your spine in a straight line all night and not allow for twisting.
Hopefully these tips will help your back pain cease and you’ll start feeling as good as new!