Do you have back pain?
Why do so many experience back pain?
Everyone is different and everyone’s body, lifestyle, and pain is unique. We don’t have many answers … only lots more questions, but we do believe that a sedentary lifestyle is a precursor to pain and is counter to our wellness. Back pain can even be a product of stress.
We find the majority of people with back pain have these things in common:
- They need better connection to their breath
- Whether active or not, they are not “stacking” movement throughout their day
- They are not prioritzing self-care – from hydration and nourishment to nervous system care
In TWIC, we focus on solutions!
Obviously, we cannot know what might be challenging you or the root cause of your pain, but we have a few things you can consider as a jumping-off point, whether you currently experience back pain or simply want to prevent it:
Do you UnMeditate yet? We share guided UnMeditations in our Self-Care Studio here … if you are not (yet) a member, let us know and we can send you a guest pass. It will offer you connection to your breath and impact your nervous system … quickly. If this is new to you, no worries … that’s the best place to be!
2/ Don’t sit for prolonged periods of time without moving.
How can anything good come from Metabolic Hibernation? When you sit for long periods of time (at a desk, on the couch etc), there is zero activity in places that need it or aches and pains are certainly going to sneak up on you. Do you ever notice how tight your lower back is when you stand up after sitting for a long period of time? Let’s work toward that not happening! Stack Workout Design and our Exercise Snack studio is for you … the guest trainers are amazing … one of them might just be the coach for you. If you do sit a lot for work, consider investing in a desk chair that promotes active sitting or standing opportunities. Click here to explore The Core Chair, an Elevator Desk and the MoveMate (I count on all three and it’s been life changing!).
The list of activities, remedies, and practices to support and prevent back pain is endless, but let’s at least start here, no matter where you are. We are here for you.