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Back Pain In Your Life

Back pain can be more than just physical.

Now before you slam your keyboard or roll your eyes in disbelief – hold your horses, this one is backed by science, ladies and gents!

And the news is…

Well…

Pretty fascinating!

See at some point in our lives, sooner or later, we’re all going to encounter back pain, especially in the lower back area.

You might even be experiencing it right now while you read this…

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Back Pain From Shoveling Snow?

Temperatures have started to drop and snow has covered almost every part of the country. And though the weather makes you want to snuggle up with your favourite blanket, you cannot avoid the fact that in time you will have to shovel off those piles and piles of snow from your driveway.

Shoveling snow is a unassuming task on the surface, but if you don’t know how to shovel snow safely, chances of stressing your heart or injuring your back are really high. In fact, back pain from shoveling snow affects thousands of people this time of the year with some even ending up in the hospital.

To help ensure you don’t end up with some type of back injury, follow these tips:

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Avoid Skier Lower Back Pain! Effective Stretches and Strengthening Hacks

Winter is a splendid time of the year to grab your skiing gears and hit the slopes. But, the skiing season also poses risks to your lower back when you’re not properly prepared for this sport.

Skiing has a reputation of being a risky among slope enthusiasts. Back-related problems are more common among skiers. Poor technique can lead to falling on the slope which may result to a skier lower back pain. The back could be twisted and jarred, stressing the spine. Muscles strains, particularly in the lower back area, is also a common problem among skiers who have not conditioned prior to skiing.

If you haven’t done skiing before, it is recommended to get a skiing lessons before you play the sports. Skiing lessons will not only teach you how to properly execute skiing techniques but also to prevent from risking yourself to common skiing injuries.

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