A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. 1. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. 2. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head— BACK PAIN PREVENTION
It never hurts to visit a physiotherapist, chiropractor or massage therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, andmake sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you. To find out more about howwe can help you have freedom your back pain, call us today at our location nearest you.
lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. 3. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements.
Sources: http://www.apta.org/ •https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics • https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet
A RECIPE TO BETTER HEALTH
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
INGREDIENTS • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats • ½ cup of ground flax seed • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• ½ cup of raw honey • ½ cup of peanut butter
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor. Pulse until ingredients are blended (about 7-9 times). Add mixture to a large bowl, add in chocolate chip. Stir to combine. Form energy bite mixture into 1” balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy! Author: Krista @ https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-balls/
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