Thursday, October 20, 2011

3 Exercises To Help Back Pain by Robert D. Franklin

Done regularly, the following exercises will increase your health and fitness levels by promoting blood circulation and releasing muscle tightness and spasms, and, in turn, help tone your body. These routines could make you feel warmer and even help improve your digestive health and aid in the detoxification process.

Detoxing is important when considering pain, as toxins (metabolic waste) in the blood and muscles creates inflammation and pain.

Exercise 1 — Hip Rolls:

Stand back away from your support and stand with legs at shoulder-width apart.

Tighten your abdominal muscles and put your hands on your hips.

Imagine you have a hula hoop, or are doing the hula, and rotate your hips clockwise 5 times, then rotate them counter-clockwise 5 times.

Be sure to relax and smile and breathe naturally with this exercise.

Exercise 2 — Waist Twists:

With your hands relaxed at your sides and with feet a shoulder-width apart, simply start swinging your arms right then left, patting both hands on your lower back as they reach around.

This will massage the kidneys. Be sure not to swing or pat too hard, just in a relaxed easy motion! Breathe naturally and relax.

Simply do a count of 10, and then relax. Then move onto the next exercise.

Exercise 3 — Knee Bends:

Do some gentle, relaxed knee bends. If you have knee or back issues it is best to do them with the assistance of a chair, table or desk.

Stand in a relaxed shoulder-width position and place your hands on the support. Tighten your stomach muscles and exhale while bending your knees and going down as far as you can without falling or straining your knees. Inhale while standing up. Do 10 of these to finish this quick exercise circuit.

Try to start doing these routines about three times each day.

So, instead of a coffee break, take an exercise break at work or at home. You'll be comforted when your lower back starts feeling better over time.