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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Lower Back Pain

The right sleeping position, mattress, posture, and activity level can all help you get a good night’s sleep, even with lower back pain. Developing healthy habits throughout the day and at bedtime can create the optimal conditions for proper rest.

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A beginners guide to DIY Massage for Back Pain Relief

It’s been a long day–maybe even a long week or month–and your back is killing you. There have been a million stressors and every one of them seems to have found a spot to settle in on your back, neck, and shoulders. With everything you had to do, it’s a miracle you’re still standing even though you’re tired, hunched, and dragging your feet. Good posture went out the window hours ago compounding the aches and pains in your poor back.

We can’t all go home to our personal masseuse but there is something we can do for ourselves. Welcome to the beginners guide to DIY back massage for pain relief!

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5 Tips to Help with Stress-Related Back Pain

Millions of Americans have experienced back pain at one point or another in their life, and it is one of the most common complaints that a doctor will hear from a patient on a visit. Understanding the source of your pain can be very overwhelming and frustrating, especially when a structural explanation cannot be provided.

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Need a Quick Detox? Try These Five Yoga Poses Today

Perhaps you are feeling sluggish, bloated, or like you simply have no energy to get through the day. Whatever it is that have you thinking about an all-over detox, yoga offers a natural and calming way to reboot your body. Detoxing with yoga poses offers some incredible health benefits that will revitalize both your body and mind. Specific yoga poses can remove toxins and waste from the body, improve digestion, and stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic systems. Others can balance hormones, improve sleep pattern and mental and emotional clarity, increase energy, and even aid in weight loss. Essentially, yoga poses could detox your body by releasing physical, mental, and emotional toxicity. Detox with these five yoga poses:

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Lumo Lift Success Story: This Dental Hygienist uses Lumo Lift to prevent back pain

Guest post from Lumo Lift user, Christine B. 

I have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for eight years. One of the symptoms known to my profession is back problems. It is difficult to have patients lay in the proper position, which causes me to do a lot of hunching over and leaning. I found myself exploring options to prevent future back problems as I am still fairly young. I came across Lumo lift on one of my professional dental hygiene pages that I belong to and decided to purchase one for myself.

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5 Easy Stretches Your Body Will Thank You for

When we were kids we knew that stretching was important because they told us so, we avoided it if it meant we skipped right to recess. Now that we’ve grown up a bit, we wouldn’t step out the door in our running shoes without first warming up and stretching. We know it’s good for us so we do it.

In this day and age where we’re frequently sitting for 12-15 hours a day, we’re not moving as much as we should or would like to. Does that mean that stretching is no longer beneficial to our bodies? Absolutely not! Even if the most you can manage some days is the walk to and from your car (all while deliberately avoiding eye contact with your running shoes), stretching will help maintain your flexibility and mobility, strengthen your muscles, and can even provide neck and back pain relief that are symptoms of our common daily activities.

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How to Ease Chronic Pain with Good Posture

After a few hours of sitting at your desk or driving home from work, you may start to notice yourself slouching in your seat.  Maybe you need to pick up something off the floor and your initial reaction will be to bend down at your waist thinking it is no big deal.  Then you are standing in line at the grocery store with the shopping basket dropping your arm down after you picked up more supplies than you had originally anticipated.  Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?  All of these everyday scenarios have a negative impact on your muscles and joints.  After a while, you may start to feel soreness in your lower back.   If you find you can relate, it is likely that you have bad posture.

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5 Really Great Reasons Why Good Posture Is Super Important

This article was originally featured on Huffington Post by Ann Brenoff. Read the original here

So it turns out, your mother was right after all: Good posture really matters ― even in your older years.

Slouching impacts you in ways you wouldn’t have imagined, says Dr. Charles Wang, the COO and co-founder of Lumo Bodytech, a company that has brought tech to the quest for good posture. The Lumo Lift gives you a vibrating reminder when you start to slouch. Kind of like Mom, but in the form of a wearable device.

Wang helped us compile this list of five reasons why good posture matters.

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The Surprising Link between Good Posture and Happiness

It is truly incredible how the human body works sometimes. For example, take a look at our posture.  Something as small and simple as straightening your back while sitting and walking can have such a profound impact on your mental health, not to mention contributes to alleviating pesky back pain. According to research conducted by Professor Erik Peper of San Francisco State University, altering our body position to being more upright can improve our energy levels and mood. “When sitting upright and looking upward,” Peper wrote, “it was difficult and for many almost impossible to recall hopeless, helpless, powerless, and negative memories and easier to recall empowering positive memories.” The next time you are feeling blue and are having “one of those days”, try straightening your posture. Granted, this is not a substitute for professional help but can supplement treatment.

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The Surprising Ways Tight Hips can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain

The hip flexors consist of a group of muscles which have a significant impact on our daily movements and play an essential role in in our functional tasks. The hip flexors connect the lower body. Specifically, they are a group of five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis and move in over of two ways. [1] Maintaining a seated position for a long period of time tends to cause tight hip flexors. When you keep your hip flexors in a flexed position for long periods of time during the day, this will lead to loss of their flexibility. [2] Tight hip flexors can lead to a number of physical deficits you may not realize.  In fact, tight hips may be ruining your posture and causing back pain.  Many people who present with poor posture often associate more of their upper body to be contributing to the way they slouch. However, poor posture actually stems from your lower body and can be linked to tight hips.  Here are the surprising ways tight hips can ruin your posture:

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Stop Knee Pain With these 5 Easy Stretches

Whether from a running injury, job related, osteoarthritis, or from that one game of pickup
basketball, knee pain is an extremely common orthopedic complaint. By targeting
five major muscles groups in the lower extremity, one can help to stop knee pain with
these 5 easy stretches.

Hamstrings Stretch

Place leg to be stretched on an object 6-8 inches off the ground in front of you. Gently
lean forward at the hips careful not to just round the back until a gentle stretch is felt.
Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

 

Standing Calf Stretch

In standing, place foot of leg to be stretched toes up on a wall, staggering the opposite
leg behind. Lean forward until a stretch is felt in the calf. Repeat with both knees bent to
stretch the soleus muscle in addition to the gastrocnemius. Hold for 10-15 seconds and
repeat 3-5 times.

 

Hip Flexor Stretch

Kneel on the knee of the leg to be stretched and place the opposite leg out in front.
Ensure that a 90 degree angle is achieved with both legs under the body. Lean forward
at the hips until a gentle stretch is felt. Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

 

Standing Quad Stretch

The quadriceps are a large muscle group that make up the front of the thigh. To stretch
these muscles, use one hand to balance holding a chair or against the wall. Grab the
ankle of the leg to be stretched with the opposite hand. Bending the knee, pull foot
towards the buttocks careful to maintain a straight stretch and not pull the foot to one
side or the other. Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

 

ITB Wall Stretch

To stretch the right leg, cross it behind the left leg in standing, placing it about 6-8
inches away from the left foot. Place left arm on the wall for stability and lean trunk
away from the wall and hips toward the wall until a stretch is felt down the outside of the
right leg. Hold for 10-15 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

While there are many factors that can contribute to knee pain, you can help to alleviate
some symptoms with these 5 easy stretches.

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7 Effective Stretches to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Prevent Running Injuries

Tight hamstrings can be a major contributor to several different types of pain or orthopedic injury. Running injuries, back pain, hip pain, and knee pain can all be stemmed from short and tight hamstrings. Use these 7 effective stretches to relieve tight hamstrings to not only improve running form but reduce the risk of running injury.

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Four Simple Plyometric Exercises To Improve Your Running Form

Most important to a runner’s ability to perform effectively is the ability of the muscles and tendons to store energy. Improvements in the muscles’ ability to elastically store energy has incredible benefits for runners, wherein, the more energy stored, a runner would be more efficient at maintaining a set pace, but utilize less energy to get it done.

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How to Improve your Running form to Avoid Injury

Instead of concentrating on the mind-boggling and exhausting technicalities to avoid running injuries & improve running form, adhere to these basic, actionable, and, easy-to-implement running tricks. Not only will improving your running form drastically cut your risk of running Injuries, however, you’ll likewise enjoy it progressively and likely get much faster.

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The Best Way to Prevent Painful Shin Splints Before they Start (Hint: It Could be Your Running Form)

Shin splints oftentimes sideline even many seasoned runners and can be among the most nagging of running injuries.  Also, medically-classified as “tibial stress syndrome”, an athlete’s running form is one key mechanics indicator to predict their susceptibility to acquiring shin splints.  When they occur, shin splints may target the limb’s “interior” region; the front part just below the knee.  Or, the pain may be “posterior” in nature, causing discomfort along the leg’s inside edge.

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5 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Running Form

The truth about running form is: unless you are 1) an elite athlete with a dedicated coach, or 2) you’ve been injured before and have been working with a PT, you probably have spent little to no time considering your running form. Here’s why you should though.

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Lumo Run Data Announcement

We’re proud to announce that research done by our resident data scientist, Dr. Derek Chang, has shown that Lumo Run does indeed help users run faster and farther. Using data our Lumo Run data over the past 8 months, we’ve found:

  • 97% of users improved their running form within their first three runs
  • 82% of men and 76% of women improve in the distance and/or pace.

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ITB Syndrome getting in the way of your running? Try these stretches and exercises today

Iliotibial band syndrome is common injury that occurs in individuals who are very physically active. This is a stress injury that occurs as a result of inflammation and irritation of the iliotibial tendon that rubs against the femoral condyle. Damage to this tendon will cause increased tension while running, biking, or intensive activities.

As the knee undergoes repetitive flexion and extension, inflammation and irritation occurs because of a lack of flexibility of the iliotibial band itself. In fact, this is a condition that is persistent and causes pain on the side of the knee. According to an article written by Razib Khaund of the Brown University School of Medicine, “treatment for iliotibial band syndrome requires activity modification, massage and stretching and strengthening the affected limb.” (Khaund)

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Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors

The hip flexors are a particular group of muscles that are vital to the physical functionality of every individual, from the finest athlete to ordinary folks. They comprise primarily of the iliacus and psoas major muscles that connect the femur (or thigh bone) to the pelvis, and serves to flex the thigh and trunk. Essentially, the hip flexors aid in hip flexion.

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How to Set Your New Year’s Running Resolution (and stick to it!)

It’s easy to say “I’m going to run more in 2017”… but sticking to New Year’s resolutions is a lot harder than just saying them out loud.  Whether you’re looking to run your first half marathon, your first 5K, or just hit the treadmill at the gym more often, we’ve got some great tips to give your stick-to-it-iveness a kick in the rump, runners’ style!

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