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Hidden Lower Back Pain Causes that Make People Suffer

I’ve recently trained a guy that is complaining about back problems. This person is completely young, muscular and mentally fit. He is not working on a desk the whole time. He works in a job where he’s required to stand up. He’s even going to the gym frequently for years. What he truly lacks though is awareness of his own body. What Really Causes Lower Back Pain There are multiple causes that could lead to your pain. Your back pain could be caused for example by stress, diet, sitting or…

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Simple Stretching for Lower Back Pain that You Can Do At Home

Stretching for lower back pain is a very common practice. Most people do it straight in the morning, right after waking up and are often implementing a far too rigorous stretching routine. This is not the best way to do it. Stretching can be a great tool in improving your lower back health. But what if I tell you that the way you’re stretching could actually cause more trouble instead of preventing it in the long-term? The Golden Rules Of Stretching For Lower Back Pain ‘Primum non nocere.’ / EN:…

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Sculpting lower body circuit

    Carve your buns, quads, and hamstrings (plus a little bit of core) with this killer lower-body circuit courtesy of trainer Joni Ortiz.     Power through the exercises quickly using your own bodyweight, or take it at a slower, harder pace by adding a set of dumbbells into the mix.     Model/Trainer: Joni Ortiz //  Photography: James Patrick   This lower-body circuit is great for strengthening and toning your lower body and, considering some of the largest muscles of the body can be found in your legs,…

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10 ways to lower your cortisol levels without the price tag.

So how can you bring down that all important cortisol level without emptying your back pocket? Here are some easy and affordable ways you can relax.     1. Swimming: Any physical exercise will release the happy hormones, endorphins, leading you to momentarily lower cortisol levels. However, swimming takes things one step further, with the water providing a meditative effect to help calm and clear your anxious mind. 2. Yoga: “If you struggle to engage in mindfulness or slow breathing exercises, yoga might be for you,” says clinical psychologist Dr Rosalind Case. “It…

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I’ve Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here’s What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors…

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An Alternative to Medication: 10 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Organically

What are you doing to lower your blood pressure? Are you handing over your paycheck to doctors and pharmacists? Are you sacrificing the tastes of your favorite foods? Are you missing out on some of your favorite activities? If you are suffering from high blood pressure, or have been recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, your life will never be the same. High blood pressure is a serious health issue that requires many lifestyle changes and treatments to control. It’s not something you can – or should – ignore, and…

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4 Actionable Tips On How You Can Lower Your Property Taxes

The value of real estate properties have been increasing again and as a result, the assessments on properties are also increasing. As a result, property taxes are also on the rise. High property taxes is not one of the best benefits of owning a home, so homeowners are constantly finding ways to make it appear that their house does not deserve a high assessment value. There are various ways that you can do to ensure that you would pay a lower property tax, no matter where you are. 1. Present…

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Simple Exercises To Relieve Your Lower Back Pain Every Day

Lower back pain can affect your day-to-day life. According to the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine people who started doing Yoga or some form of stretching classes are twice as likely to “cut back on pain medications for their back aches as people who managed symptoms on their own”. Yoga is a highly effective technique to relieve you of your lower back pain. Here are six techniques or exercises. For severe back pain, it is recommended to consult a medical practitioner 1. Forward Bend There are many different types of forward bends,…

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6 Fun and Simple Art Projects Guaranteed to Lower Stress

When you think about art, you probably think about your nearest museum and all the fancy pictures of naked ladies and sculptures of Greek gods there. On the other hand, you might think about some modern wire sculptures, and you are not sure what they truly mean except that they look like over-glorified coat hangers. No, art is about passion and about what the artist feels inside when he or she is making art – which is a good thing to remember. It all sounds complicated. Finding motivation, investing time…

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6 Herbal Remedies Guaranteed to Lower Stress Levels

You know the saying “stop and smell the roses”? While you’re used to the saying’s symbolic context – that we should never let life pass us by – there are literal benefits to many of the flowers and herbs found in nature as well. The mere aroma of some flowers has been proven to reduce mental and physical stress, while others require ingestion of some form or another. Regardless, it seems that if you’re looking for new methods of relaxation, you might not have to look farther than your garden….

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