3 Ways to Prevent Back Pain This Fall
Every time the season changes, new energy seems to naturally come over us. The transition from summer to fall is especially rejuvenating because of the cooler temperatures, changes in foliage and more. Many fall activities include setting up seasonal decorations, raking leaves, preparing the home for the cold winter weather and various indoor projects. Preventing back pain during these activities is simple when you’re conscious of the actions you take. Here are some tips to help you avoid a visit to your nearest spine care center this fall.
Stretch Before Doing Outdoor Activities
When the temperatures are cooler outside, you may feel like you can do more outdoor activities because of the refreshing air. However, doing lower back stretches and stretching other muscles is important to prevent them from tightening up or getting injured. Activities like raking leaves, bagging them up and setting up seasonal decorations seem simple enough, but can put a serious strain on the back. Doing lower back stretches before, during and after the activity will help you feel great afterward.
Be Creative With Exercising
Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to exercise. If you don’t find going out for a long run by yourself very attractive, then consider more creative alternatives. The fall season is a great time of year to go on a hike and see all the different colored leaves. You can also walk through pumpkin patches or corn mazes and enjoy time with family or friends. While you may not see these activities as exercising, they are actually great active spine care activities to keep your back muscles healthy and strong.
Don’t Overdo It
When you get motivated to do certain activities, it can sometimes be difficult to stop and take breaks. No matter what activity you’re participating in, plan ahead and make sure you’re hydrated, have enough food in your body to keep your energy levels high and complete your lower back stretches. And most importantly, take breaks if you start feeling fatigued during your outdoor activities. Raking leaves may seem like a basic task, but it can be exhausting and lead to improper techniques and potential back pain.
DBC Active Spine Care® is the global leader in spine functional adaptation restoration. We work with people who have experienced sudden back injuries or have even dealt with back pain for a good portion of their lives. The active spine care techniques we believe in revolve around strengthening the muscles to naturally relieve pain and prevent future pain from occurring. Most people will experience some level of back pain during their lives, but it doesn’t have to be persistent. To learn more about how we can help you experience back pain relief, contact us today.