More and more people struggle with back pain. In fact, it’s the single leading cause of disability worldwide, one of the most common reasons for missed work, and the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent this from happening to you, or to help reduce the pain if you’ve already been affected.
In today’s society most people spend their whole day sitting down. This sedentary position combined with bad posture is one of the leading causes of back pain. So what’s the key to solving this issue? Mobility training! Focus on your spine, abs, upper back, hips and calves, since these are the muscles that help with your posture. Try using Seven’s quick and easy mobility workouts (in the Mobility category) every day, and you’ll start feeling the results right away.
Strong muscles are the foundation to a healthy back. When you do strength training you help the body to stand and walk with a strong posture, and the stronger your back muscles are the less likely you are to injure your back too. Try Seven’s fitness plan Get Strong to start building up those muscles today.
With a passive lifestyle, negative effects always follow. Weak muscles, bad circulation and poor shape are all back pain triggers – so take every chance you get to move! You could take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for a walk every morning or night, or simply just use Seven to sneak in a 7 minute workout. Improving your fitness will reduce the stress on your back, and improve your overall health at the same time.