Many of us have experienced back pain in our lives and we know how debilitating that can be. Given that so many of us are working from home, and may not have a proper setup for our posture, it’s more important than ever to think about your posture and introduce activities and exercises to look after your body.
The Express recently shared some simple exercises you can do at home to help alleviate back pain.
Of course, if this is a persistent problem, it’s best to work with a physiotherapist in Maidenhead, or wherever you live, to get the specialist and personalised support you need to address the root cause of the issue.
The newspaper shared some exercises recommended by Bupa, which focus on both stretching and strengthening the muscle groups that can have an impact on your back.
At the top of the list is doing partial crunches to strengthen your core. A partial crunch sees you just lift your head and shoulders off the floor, with your feet planted firmly on the ground and knees bent, rather than coming all the way up to a full sit-up.
Another tip is to include wall sits into your daily routine. This involves standing about ten to 15 inches from a wall and leaning against it until your back is flat. Once you’re here, bend your knees and slide your back down the wall. Hold this position for a count of ten and repeat it eight to ten times.
Science Times recently offered some advice to help people get on top of their back pain. As well as focusing on movement and exercise, the publication stressed the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and of maintaining a healthy body weight.