“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, BackPainRelief4Life.com and today I wanted to speak to you about sitting. You know sitting gets a bad wrap for numerous things and it should because sitting all day is not good for you right? They say it’s the new smoking because your blood doesn’t flow, you don’t get nutrients and oxygen all that stuff to the body and the body is designed to move and get a lot of energy. And so lack of movement is really what can cause back issues. If you’re sitting in a certain position all day there’s going to be compression on the discs, lack of movement of those ligaments, tendons, that support the spine and it won’t get the nutrients it needs. But, if we were going to be completely honest about it you know sitting is not really that detrimental to the back. All right, it’s just the fact that lack of movement, nutrients and all that stuff overtime is really what’s damaging. Alright so it’s damaging to every part of your body, your cardiovascular system, your neuromuscular system, your back, all those things. Sitting is not good for long period of time all day everyday right? we know that.
But, there’s a few thing that make it extremely bad for your back. I’m going to show you right now on the chalkboard here. So if you’re doing twisting movements, spinal flexion and then sitting that is damaging your spine or damaging the disc so you’re going out in doing more damage than sitting without doing that would cause. So for an example people who are golfers, if you go out golfing and you’re swinging and then picking up the golf ball and then you go home and then you sit down and crashed in a hunched over position, you’re creating damage and you’re going to end up in pain eventually. We worked with a lot of golfers so I see it often you know just doing some of the movements we have allowed them to not only get rid of the back pain but actually hit the ball further. Working out incorrectly, some people go to gym in the morning they’re not lifting correctly, they do have exercises that cause torque and twist in the spine and then they go and sit for 8hrs a day so they’re asking for back problems.
So, the proper movement patterns, the right exercises, and then sitting properly all day will prevent back pain and you know there’s other factors that going through like hydration and less stress, etcetera. But the main key here is don’t do any twisting, spinal flexion, and then go and sit. And spinal flexion would be you know hunching over to pick something up where your back is not straight rather than squatting all the way down. All right if you seen some of our videos on the most dangerous things to do nor not to do for your back then you know squatting down with back straight when you pick the weights up rather than hunching over and putting torque and tension on your lower spine. Alright, so I hope this helps you know – No twisting, spinal flexion and then going to sit down all day. If you do that you are asking more trauma to the spine, more pain, more injury and then eventually it’s going to lead to somewhere bad. All right, so take preventive measures that’s why we’ve created Back Pain Relief4Life program. Alright so you can check it out at MyBackPainCoach.com.”
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.