A healthy lifestyle for a back in top form!
It is well known, better safe than sorry! Here are some tips to protect your back to wear …
The muscular reinforcement
Many back problems are avoided through the regular practice of a sport of bodybuilding ensuring the abdominal and back. “Walking is recommended for those with bad lower back. Swimming, including the backstroke, suitable for all, especially in case of neck pain. In daily exercise, the traditional pedaling and scissors are perfect if one thinks raise your legs to avoid accentuating the lumbar curve, “explains Jean-Yves Maigne.
A bed adapted …
To choose a mattress that protects the back, one must consider the weight of the sleeper. “A person may take a thin mattress flexible. But, the more weight of the sleeper, the greater the mattress should be firm, hard to see over 100 kg, to ensure proper maintenance of the spine, “advises Jean-Yves Maigne. The choice depends on the pillow this time the favorite position of the sleeper. If the side position is preferred, the pillow should be rather thick, so that the neck is horizontal. On the back, better a thin pillow. Finally, sleeping on your stomach is not advisable, since it requires twisting the neck extended.
High heels or not?
High heels (more than 5 cm) increase the lumbar curve and that of the neck. Better to avoid wearing them on a regular and prolonged and limit high heels to special occasions! However, stubs 3 to 5 cm are well tolerated on a daily basis. By cons, if the foot is particularly low, high heels can improve spinal static and even reduce back pain.
Although wear to feel better …
To pick up a heavy object on the ground, keep your back straight up. “Stand at the top of the object to be grasped, approach the two feet apart as close as possible and bend your knees, not your back. When lifting, remember to contract the stomach muscles. Finally, flatten the object being lifted against the body and straighten your knees, “Jean-Yves Maigne described. Attention, most of lumbago occur in the morning. So let your body time to warm up and prepare before providing significant efforts!
Protect children’s backs!
Contrary to popular belief, it is not as heavy binders that encourage children back pain. “What is more dangerous is the lack of sport at an age when the body needs to practice and work the muscles and skeleton,” says Jean-Yves Maigne.
Another risk factor is television! Indeed, “children spend too much time to look in a bad position,” said Jean-Yves Maigne. Again, once the TV is still good!
Published in: Consumer Information