If there is one part of the body that most people have an issue with at least once during the course of their lifetime, it most likely is the back. The reason for this is that, given man’s contemporary sedentary lifestyle, most individuals fail to maintain a robust core. All that sitting – staying stationary for hours on end – weakens the entire body. And with a weak body, any sort of rigorous or physically demanding activity can cause damage to the back. Take for instance the act of picking up heavy objects. At some point, we all move from one locale to another, and must take all our belongings. Many of these belongings are considerably heavy. Lifting any of these heavy objects can cause damage to the back. But to prevent this sort of agony, our chiropractors at Chiropractic Clinic Houston have created a list of tips that one can take to obviate back pain.
Keep An Eye On How You Lift Weights
Poor lifting – that is the quickest and easiest way to get injured. No matter what it is that you pick up, please, be certain that you are keeping your back straight and using your legs to do the brunt of the work. You can really do a lot of damage by trying to use your back to lift the heavy object. Hundreds and thousands of individuals learn the hard way every year. Don’t be one of those. Make sure that, if you do not know the proper technique, that you learn – or have someone else who knows the technique do the job for you. These days, it has become rather inexpensive to outsource household chores, or any chores for that matter. Take advantage of what the market has to offer.
Most people don’t even take a second to reconsider their diet. If you drive a nice car, you want to give it the best gasoline so that it runs for a very long time. But why don’t we do the same thing for our bodies? Why don’t we feed it what it needs to run for as long as possible? A lot of comfort foods have popped up within the past century, and it has caused a lot of people to give in to temptations, foregoing health for the sake of immediate gratification. If you do not have the discipline to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, at the very least, make sure to keep that excess weight off your stomach. By carrying a bit of weight around this region, causes an imbalance that can lead to the eventual back strain. A strong core helps your back out – this cannot be overstated, so please take this seriously. Modify your diet to reduce the burden of your back. Specifically, a high-carb, low-fat diet is most conducive to staying lean and fit, but make sure you speak with a nutritionist prior to making any radical changes.
Avoid Sitting For Long Hours
We have written several articles on this subject in the past. Sitting for prolonged periods of time will vitiate your muscles, cause you to gain weight, and shorten your lifespan. Now if this doesn’t put fear in your eyes, I do not know what will. Please make exercise a must every single day. Without it, you will not get the robust body that’ll keep you back in shipshape. Our Houston spine therapy experts beseech you to get off your behind – so get moving!
Chiropractic Clinic Houston offers top notch chiropractic services at an incredibly affordable price. If you are interested in learning more about how to keep your back in shipshape, please get in touch with us going to the contact page and leaving a message. You can also call any one of our six clinics. We are open from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on weekdays, and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on weekends.