Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major health conditions that affects older adults aged 60 years or older, resulting in pain and disability and since the early days, bed rest has been one of the usual remedies until its recommendations were questioned in the 1980s. Issues on whether bed rest is advisable or not in the management of low back pain continues up until today..
To Rest or Not to Rest?
The CrossFit Shoulder Pain and WhatRecovapro Can Do About It…
CrossFit has become increasingly popular worldwide. Coaches and athletes have recently attested significant improvements in their health and wellness due to CrossFit, although some argued that it poses a great risk of injury, specifically to the shoulder, due to the high intensity and volume of training.
You’ve done it. You're a marathoner. As the cheers die-down and your breath catches back up to you, the feelings of elation can begin to give way to something else: soreness, tiredness, fatigue. So what are the best ways to fast track your marathon recovery time? We found out.
To start with, marathon recovery should be viewed as being just as important as the training leading up to the event itself, and so we’ve compiled for you some of the best marathon recovery insights to make post-the-event as great as the run itself. Follow the steps below.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
Studies suggest that even short daily amounts of nature improve our moods. If you can safely get outdoors and away from people, take a hike, jog, walk or bike ride. Or bring your workout to a park or your yard, Mr. Vlaun says. He cautions to keep a distance from other people and to bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to clean any equipment that you touch before and after using it.
For Small Spaces
You don’t need fancy equipment or a large space to break a sweat, says Samantha Campbell, owner of Deep Relief Peak Performance Athletic Training Center in Maui. This high-intensity interval training workout delivers a boot camp burn with body weight and household items, like jars of peanut butter and jugs of water.
For the Homebound Yogi
Many shuttered studios, including YogaWorks and CorePower Yoga, are offering free online classes. San Francisco-based yoga instructor Sarah Ezrin is a fan of Glo, an app that offers over 4,000 on-demand classes, and Yogis Anonymous, with over 8,000 classes. A towel or carpet can replace a mat, couch cushions make great bolsters and a belt can double as a strap, she says.
For Aging Athletes
As we age, our balance declines, says Dani Johnson, a physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minn. Implementing balance exercises as simple as standing on one leg as you brush your teeth can help prevent falls. Getting a daily dose of cardio can boost the immune system.