Other tips to help back pain:
Keep on moving: even if you don’t feel like it, the more you do, the better. So go for that walk..
Maintain correct posture : support your back with a correctly adjusted chair that will reduce the strain on your back. Get one that is easily adjustable so you can change the height, back position and tilt. Your knees should be slightly lower than your hips. Use a footrest, if you feel the need.
Sit Properly: make sure you can use the keyboard with your wrists and forearms straight and level with the floor. Your elbows should be by the side of your body so your arm forms an L-shape at the elbow joint
Place your screen at eye level: a good guide is to place the monitor about an arm’s length away, with the top of the screen roughly at eye level.
Avoid Phone Strain: if you spend a lot of time on the phone, try headphones so you are not compromising your back whilst holding the phone
Baths: one of my favourite moments of the week is a bit of self-indulgence! I run myself a hot bath and pamper myself with the delicious Wild Beauty Body Scrub, my favourite product in the range, I find using it really increases the blood circulation to my skin.
Wear proper footwear: I know this sounds boring, but supportive footwear increases stability and decreases your risk of suffering from lower back pain and will improve your overall posture!
Little changes, big results
Remember, it’s the incremental changes that are going to make a difference so please do not expect the magic to happen overnight. Patience and determination are the keys to success here so if you combine this attitude with Pilates and the above tips, you will be on the right track!
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In the words of Joseph Pilates himself: ‘A man is only as young as his spinal column’.