June 2, 2010
If you are susceptible to back pain and in particular the lower back, taking steps to strengthen your abdominals or mid rift area can help eliminate chronic pain.
Carrying excess belly fat can compound back pain, simple steps targeting your diet and eating habits can help reduce belly fat.
Excess belly fat does promote and aggravate back issues.
We must remind ourselves without apparent injury back pain does not occur overnight, and neither will our attempts at increasing abdominal strength, this is a progressive lifestyle change.
A very simple way to target belly fat is to eat simple nutritious foods. This could also include monitoring our alcohol intake. If you are a frequent drinker just think of all the calories that if not burnt off can very swiftly become excess weight.
It’s generally the case extra weight shows up around the mid-rift or abdominal area first.
A sensible diet with a reduction in calorific intake should manifest its self into weight loss if we were to compliment this with some sort of exercise plan, the results will show quicker and will become more permanent
And as mentioned earlier generally the first place for weight to disappear from is the belly.
A myth surrounds weight training, in that it’s just for muscle heads. This is very far from the truth, weight training if done correctly assists in the development of lean muscle mass which burns fat.
Therefore just because you weight train does not mean you will become a hulking mass.
This would generally only occur through lifting excessive weights and possibly the use of some sort of performance enhancer.
Workouts incorporating light weights with maximum reps will promote weight loss and help develop lean muscle.
Once the changes begin to show, spend some time strengthening your core which will assist in the reduction of back pain.
Your abs help stabilize your core which includes your spine this will also contribute to an improved overall posture.
All these elements combined will help reduce the appearance of extra weight around your belly
Begin with simple steps, every little bit counts towards a healthier lifestyle.Mail this post