If you’ve got back pain, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, approximately one-third of all Americans suffer from neck or back conditions that cause them pain. Now, there’s a ton of ways to heal a lower back, especially if it becomes chronic – including heating/icing, medication, rest or even posture correction. But, what seems to be really effective is participating in a relaxing exercise routine – like Yoga.
Studies have shown that incorporating yoga exercises into your daily routine – especially ones that focus on stretching the body out – help with maintenance of lower back pain and promote overall wellness.
But what types of poses are beneficial and easy to do? Lucky for you we have 7 easy and simple poses that you can build into your workout routine.
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Now that we’re into October and heading into the holidays, life is only going to get busier! But, that doesn’t mean that you need to let your fitness fall by the wayside. Try these tips to incorporate activity into your day – even when you’re constantly on the go!
1. Take the Stairs
Jared from Tone and Tighten says to imagine the elevator is always broken! When you opt for the stairs, you’ll not only be getting more steps in, but Jared says it’s always a great butt and leg workout.
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a training technique in which you complete short, intense bursts of cardio exercise followed by a short rest period. People love HIIT because it burns a ton of calories in a shorter period of time, boosts your metabolism and whips you into tip-top shape. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should add HIIT to your workout routine.
HIIT workouts are perfect for someone with a busy schedule. 15 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than an hour long job on a treadmill. What’s better? There’s no equipment necessary for HIIT! Squeeze in during your lunch break or wake up 25 minutes early to burn mega calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness level.