As we move into the warmer Spring and Summer months a lot of people naturally start to be more active and have a renewed focus on improving their health.
This is also a time of year that we see more injuries as people start getting back into a fitness routine. Obviously, the goal is to improve your health and fitness so you can enjoy your favorite activities, not be held back or left out of the fun because of an injury.
If you find yourself a little (or a lot) out of shape, here are 7 tips for getting back into a fitness routine to improve your health and avoid any injuries or setbacks.
If you have lower back pain, especially lower back pain that is chronic or seems to come and go, mid-back stiffness could be causing your lower back pain.
When your thoracic spine (or mid-back) doesn’t move well it puts extra stress on your lower back. It can put stress on your neck and shoulders too.
Watch this video for 3 stretches to improve the mobility of your mid-back and help ease any lower back pain and stiffness.
Doing a few simple stretches like these on a regular basis can make a HUGE difference in whether or not you have back pain.
Lower back pain and stiffness is a problem that affects almost everyone at some point in their life…and usually more than once.
If you’re reading this right now, there is a good chance you are suffering with some back pain or know someone who is. Or maybe you’ve had back pain in the past and want to prevent it from coming back.
So today, I’m going to share 3 of my favorite lower back stretches that can be done on the floor, on a mat, or even on your bed.
These stretches are pretty simple for most people and can be easily modified regardless of where you're starting.
Welcome Back! Last week in Part 1 we talked about the different types of stretching and how to stretch properly.
If you missed Part 1, I would highly recommend you go back and read it…WHEN and HOW OFTEN you stretch is only part of the stretching equation. It’s just as important to understand which type of stretching is best for you and how to stretch properly.
Now that you have a better understanding of the different types of stretching and which is best for you, next we’ll answer the question…WHEN and HOW OFTEN Should I Stretch?
Let’s start with WHEN…
This is actually a very common question I get asked. Most people have heard or read so many different answers they aren’t sure which information is right. Often, they’re afraid to stretch at all because they don’t want to do something wrong or make things worse.
Well, I completely understand why people are confused.
The reason is this…
…the answer to this question really depends on the WHAT, the WHY and WHO is asking the question!
Helping active adults FINALLY get rid of their aches, pains and injuries, so they can keep moving, stay active and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery.
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger