Life is picking up and the slow climb out of lockdown is on its way!
This is a fabulous time to start planning the summer and thinking about all the people that you want to re connect with. We all love connection. In fact it is the stuff that keeps us alive. Who would have thought we would be in this tough environment for so long? Many of us have been super lucky to have open spaces to walk and think in. We are the lucky ones.
I am totally committed to driving Back Fit Clinical Therapies forward and giving more help to more people. We have the online “Better Back” course now which is becoming well established and there is also the Free Rehab Library, which will constantly be updated each time that I can film more clips to help with pain and problems at home.
Back Pain Versus Gardening
It is that time of year when we are excited about the prospect of getting out in the garden, being creative, feeling free and alive and fearing the outcomes of over doing it. Every year the same things crop up and it is a lucrative time for the back manipulator. But does it really have to be that way?
Having spent a long (certainly this year) winter indoors and many hours sitting for whatever reason, computer, sofa, chatting, it is time to get physical again! So, let’s get to it, in a much more informed way. Don’t just march out into the garden and tackle it full on for 8 hours!!!
A few basic exercises could help warm you up, ready to start.
- A brisk walk around the block first to get the blood flowing through your system, just 5 minutes or so.
- Then some simple joint mobilisations.
- Ankle and shoulder rotations.
- Knee and hip flexion and extension (sit down and stand up a few times).
- Gentle looking from side to side with your head to warm up the neck.
- Simple side bends, keeping the body straight, with soft knees.
How to position yourself whilst working.
The body/back doesn’t like to be static, so changing your posture regularly and taking breaks every hour, will ensure that your body isn’t being misused and if you feel discomfort, stop stretch and take a break.
Sounds too simple, that’s why nobody does it! But looking after YOU does not need to be complicated!
Happy Gardening Everyone
Love and Energy
Liz and Boo xx