Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

Dealing With Lower Back Pain

If you have lower back pain then there are a lot of things you can do that will help you to decrease the amount of pain you experience on a daily basis. This article will educate you so you can start feeling better each day.

Cut out chores that bring you more pain.

When you have lower back pain there will be some regular chores that you find cause you more pain. By getting others to take over those chores, or finding new ways of doing them, you can prevent some of that pain those chores cause you. A few examples of chores that can bring on worse lower back pain can include things like loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry and vacuuming.

Generally, it's the motion of bending forward that can trigger more back pain for those who suffer with lower back problems. If you can't find someone else to take these chores over for you then you may want to hire someone, or take other measures like doing dishes by hand, getting a stackable washer and drier unit, and vacuuming in short spurts instead of all at once.

Get yourself a pick-up stick.

When your lower back hurts you can find it extremely difficult to bend over and pick things up off of the ground. Luckily, there are pick up sticks you can buy that help you to pick things up without needing to bend over at all. If you decide to purchase one of these sticks you should make sure to get one with a grip that fits your hand, a opening end that opens wide so you can pick up larger items with it and that has a good grip on the opening end so things don't easily slide out. 

Go to physical therapy.

Going to physical therapy can help you a lot in different ways. There are treatments the physical therapist can do that will help you to physically feel better. A couple examples of these treatments include ultra sound and electrical stimulation. The physical therapist can also teach you exercises that you can do to strengthen the muscles in your back. When you strengthen those muscles it can help decrease the amount of pain you experience regularly. The physical therapist can also give you a lot of advice on ways you can move and perform irritating chores so you can avoid more pain throughout your day.