To prevent back pain, it would therefore ideally be necessary to regularly exercise or have physical activity. Most sports are beneficial if you practice them in good conditions, that is to say:If the effort is preceded by heating;
If it is progressive, adapted to the physical (especially respiratory) capacities;
If the technical gestures are well controlled;
If the equipment is of quality.
A very intense sports activity can nevertheless cause pain. Ask your doctor for advice.On a daily basis, an essential asset for well-being
When combined with a balanced diet, physical activity contributes to a better quality of life:
It increases muscle strength.
It contributes to the development of bone capital during childhood and adolescence, and to its preservation during adulthood. Indeed, it slows down the loss of bone density, due to aging.
It strengthens cardiac and respiratory capacities.
It gives resistance to fatigue and allows for a more restful sleep.
It helps to be more relaxed, which reduces anxiety and depression.
It develops flexibility, balance and good coordination of movements. This in particular reduces the risk of falls among seniors.
It allows to preserve a certain physical autonomy by taking of age.
An important role in disease prevention
The regular practice of physical activity greatly reduces the risk of certain pathologies.
Cardiovascular diseases: Physically active persons develop about half as many cardiovascular diseases (including those that affect the brain’s blood vessels, called “cerebrovascular”).
Cancers: activity decreases the risk of cancer tumors (cancers of the colon, breast and endometrium – mucosa inside the uterus).
Diabetes: Physical exercise and changing eating habits can prevent the onset of diabetes in high-risk people.
Obesity: Being active reduces the risk of being overweight. The sedentary lifestyle explains, in part, the large increase in obesity in modern societies. Indeed, the increased use of motorized transport and elevators, as well as the development of sedentary activities (television, video games, computer work), reduce the amount of energy used by the body. Similarly, the use of heating and cooling reduces the energy expenditure of the organization.
Daily physical exercise recommended
Activities equivalent to half an hour of brisk walking a day help keep you fit. Daily occupations often offer the opportunity to move more. You may be able to walk to go to work or spend yourself during domestic chores and leisure time. The essential thing is to opt for a progressive activity, adapted to your capacities and your desires.
To stay healthy, it is essential to practice daily physical activity. Thus the Home Back Therapy Program recommends:
At least the equivalent of 30 minutes of brisk walking for adults.
At least the equivalent of one hour for children and adolescents.
The term “brisk walking” refers to a more sustained rhythm than that adopted during a walk. Your step is more energetic, your breathing a little faster. However, you are not breathless: you can always speak normally. On flat terrain, this pace results in a speed of 4 to 6 km / h.
This activity offers a considerable advantage: a majority of people can practice it, whatever their age and where they are.