Already at a young age, more and more people suffer from back pain, which can develop into a real health problem. Incorrect movement sequences, being overweight, or sitting incorrectly or for a long time have a lasting effect on the back and then cause painful changes. But how can back pain be avoided so that you can remain flexible and healthy in the long term?
Move More Consciously At Work
Especially at work, the back has to perform at its best. Even if you “only” sit in the office. Even in the home office, it can quickly happen that the back is loaded on one side, i.e. incorrectly, and gradually painful pain develops. But also those who work in retail and are on their feet for a long time, workers who often have to work overhead, such as painters or of course nursing staff, all of them often suffer from painful back problems and should therefore take special care of this part of the body and make sure that the back is not burdened on one side.
One-sided Loads Are Painful
It doesn’t matter which typical movement sequences you carry out every day at work or in your private life, all one-sided movements are harmful to the body. Standing, sitting incorrectly, lifting and bending can all be poison for the back if these movements are performed poorly. The body is not properly stressed and then hurts, often in the long term. It makes sense for all professional groups to constantly challenge the body in new ways in order to prevent one-sided movements.
Optimize Work Environment
Sport is not the only important factor in preventing back pain. Anyone who repeatedly has to carry out incorrect movement sequences in their professional life cannot protect their back even with the sport. It is therefore important to also create an environment in which the back can be spared. For example, a standing desk can help prevent postural damage caused by sitting incorrectly and thus relieve the back. Employers are obliged to offer their employees a health-friendly working atmosphere. This also includes office furniture that meets ergonomic requirements. Back-friendly office chairs, and adjustable desks, all of this can help to ensure that the back is not subjected to too much strain.
Train Your Stomach, Protect Your Back
If you think about your back, you shouldn’t neglect your stomach. Strong abdominal muscles not only ensure a good figure on the beach but also a strong back because both sides of the body work together when it comes to healthy movement. A holistic training that stabilizes and trains the abdominal and back muscles can counteract pain in the back area in the long term.
Bodyweight Exercises Strengthen The Back
Training units in which you train with your own body weight are ideal for stabilizing the back muscles. Squats, planks, and the bridge are good exercises that you can do even as an untrained beginner and thus support back health. It is important that the exercises are carried out correctly, otherwise, there may be further back problems. You should also train regularly and strengthen your muscles in the long term.
Stay Active In Sports
Even if the back pinches here and there, movement can help to relieve the back and prevent pain even in an acute emergency. In addition to the exercises listed above, dancing, CrossFit, or yoga can also help to strengthen your back and optimize your overall body awareness. Even short walks can prevent back pain. How about not just writing an e-mail to the colleague on the upper floor, but visiting him in his office and clarifying the matter on-site? This is how you ensure movement in everyday working life and prevent one-sided movements in the long term.
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