When people call to mind images of exercises, they are likely to picture someone touching his toes while bent at the waist. If not that, surely people envision an exerciser doing sit ups. Now comes word that neither of these classics is good for your back. In fact, they could be bad for you. If Web MD is to be believed, touching your toes puts too much pressure on the spine. As for the sit up? Sounds like too many people are doing it wrong--using hip muscles instead of abdominal muscles. This, too stresses the low back. What does help the low back? Something as simple as Child's Pose, the Yoga position. It is a whole lot easier to do Child's Pose than to do sit ups. That said, you still need to work on your core to prevent back pain. The trick is to do your sit ups correctly. Otherwise, you are doing more harm than good. So, skip the boxing gym and head to the Yoga studio if you want less back pain.
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.