When comes to tips for strengthening lower back pain, you can never get enough. Think about it. Your back links to your entire body and if it goes out or is in severe pain, you have some problems. This can lead to stress, loss of money due to being out of work, increased doctor bills, increased pain medicine costs, chiropractic bills and more. All of this can be avoided if you are willing to do a few simple things.
As you know, around here at Frugal Zeitgeist, we love to take our money, mind, and body seriously. Taking care of your lower back is a very important part of your overall health so we are going to talk about that today.
And sticking with our frugal theme, we are not going to show you ways to go out and spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to make your lower back is stronger, but we will look at simple lifestyle decisions you can make. These changes will not hurt your purse or wallet, but simply help your lower back.
Tips for Strengthening Lower Back
As you have probably figured out the last few days around here, that I can really get into building a story up. Don’t want to do this today because the benefits of having a strong lower back are plenty obvious to all of you. Today, let’s just get right to the crux of the matter and figure out what tips will work for your lower back and the strengthening process.
#1 Good Posture - If you work at the computer all day like us here at Frugal Zeitgeist, have a desk job, or drive a truck or car all day, you could be sabotaging your lower back. This is done by sitting for long periods hunched over with bad posture. Good posture is something that we all must have in order to make sure not only that we don’t injure ourselves, but that we are comfortable. In addition, long stints of watching television on the sofa in a slouched position can contribute to lower back pain as well. Sit up, good people!
#2 Take breaks - This may seem a bit weird that you want to take breaks from sitting or standing in the same place, but it is true. Pressure is being put on your lower back and this isn’t good for sustained amounts of time. The solution is to stand up, walk around (maybe to the file cabinet or to get some water), and release the pressure from the same are of your body. Remember, everything that you do effects your lower back and those muscles.
#3 Sleep on your side – Maybe you have a habit of sleeping on your back or on your stomach, but if you can get yourself to move over to one side, then you could relieve a lot of the strain and pressure that sleep can put on your back. Getting a good nights rest is great for a lot of things and your lower back is one of them. Please take this tip to heart because I know many people that are in pain just from what they are doing to themselves when they sleep.
And yes, a more expensive option would be to replace your mattress with something that is more conducive to your body, but that would start to dig into the budget. And the Frugal Nation is budget conscious, so let’s try something that is cheaper first, like sleeping on your side.
#4 High Heels, a No No – Ladies, I know you really love the feeling high heels give you. That confidence is something amazing. And let me be the first to say there is nothing like a pair of legs in some high heels on a confident woman. Awesome! However, let’s think about the additional strain that is being put on your back from those high heels. And you can’t be a sexy, confident woman if you have sever lower back pain. Therefore, don’t wear the high heels everyday.
#5 Lift with your legs - You can really hurt your back and a lot more if you are out lifting with your back. You have to make a conscious effort to bend at the needs and allow the legs to do the work when bringing something up from the floor. This is probably the one reason that most people end up with back pain. And I don’t think it has anything to do with not understanding this principal, but rushing and time restraints. When we are in a hurry, we don’t always do what is best for us. Slow down and think about what you are doing it could have long term effects on your body.
#6 Work it out – The “it” in this is your body and back. You don’t have to be a body builder to strengthen the muscles in your back or body, but you can do something everyday that helps you out a little bit. We love to take care of the body here in the Frugal Nation and workouts are the best way to go. More muscles in your lower back will mean, less pain in the long run.
#7 Let’s hear your tips – You know we like to get you involved in the conversation. Let’s here your ideas and tips for strengthening lower back.