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Understanding Back Pain and Back Support

August 17th, 2015 11:37 pm

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back injury rank among the top work-related injuries. Back disablements often result in lost time and a lengthy recuperation period and, as such, are major contributors to workers’ compensation costs. In fact, according to the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, back disorders account for over 24 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Sore backs can range from a nuisance to those that prevent the sufferer from doing what is needed for work or enjoyment. Prolonged back pain not only affects physical activity, but the continuously nagging pain can also begin to affect mood and outlook.

The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which are capable of producing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities.

In workplaces where there is a risk of back injury, steps can be taken to help reduce the incidence. One tool in the back-injury-prevention arsenal is back supports.

The rationale behind back supports is that they support your abdomen and take some of the load off your lower back. If you have a labor-intensive job that places stress on your lower back, a back brace can help while you’re working or on returning to work after a back injury by avoiding too much strain on your spine. Posture support devices have added straps to help maintain a better posture for overall back health. Back support choices range from economical (starting at $10.51), to weightlifter belt style, to contoured and highly adjustable.

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Things You Need Know About Fitness Equipment

July 2nd, 2015 2:04 am

More people are looking into home gym equipment nowadays. Busy schedules hinder the average adult from being able to workout in a gym or workout center.
Fitness equipment can be split into 2 basic areas, first there is aerobic or cardio fitness equipment which is designed to give you a fitness workout to burn off calories & loose weight. Secondly there is strength/muscular fitness equipment which is designed to tone, or increase in size, your bodies muscles.

Most fitness equipment that you would expect to find in your local gym or fitness centre can now be purchased for home use depending upon the space you have available & the type of fitness equipment you require.

For aerobic fitness equipment you should consider a treadmill, an exercise bike or a rowing machine.

Treadmills are popular because you can walk, jog or run on them making them an ideal piece of fitness equipment for the beginner right through to professional athletes, being suitable for all levels of fitness. Make sure you choose one with a wide belt that is long enough for your stride. If you jog or run a lot then you should consider a model with cushioning between the belt and treadmill bed to lesson the impact on your joints.

Basic models are powered by the user but you should choose one with a motor to vary the speed, the faster you like to run the higher the motor speed you should choose. New treadmills will set you back approximately $299 for a self powered one up to over $5000 for a motorised commercial style one.

Exercise bikes are a popular item of fitness equipment especially for home use, with numerous types available. Apart from the standard upright exercise bike some models now offer upper body work outs as well. The latest designs have recumbent seats which support your lower back & leave your hands & arms free to use weights for upper body exercise. Cost $229 or less to $2599.

Rowing Machines are a very useful piece of fitness equipment particularly for those with knee problems who feel they are not up to running or cycling because of their problem. They come in many different designs from lightweight foldaway to heavier more rigid designs. New equipment should set you back $239 to $1900.

Fitness equipment for strength/muscular work comes as individual pieces, such as dumbbells, weight benches, leg or abdominal equipment or for a total body workout you could try a home gym which should set you back between $399 to just under $4000 depending upon the space you have available and your budget.

For the best results you should choose at least one piece of fitness equipment from both the cardio fitness equipment & the strength fitness equipment, with a home gym being the recommended piece of equipment for the strength work. Make sure you choose fitness equipment that you know you will enjoy using & not something that will end up stuck in the garage.

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