I'm 6ft 230 bit of a gut and apparently have a bad lower back as I have been diagnosed with acute lower lumbar shift. I was told lose weight and strengthen core. How can I accomplish this but not aggregate my back?
Losing weight is due to exercise but even more so due to healthy eating. Eat whole foods, not man made processed stuff, mostly veggies. I don't cook much but i eat as lot of chopped up veggies, easy quick not bad for taste (sometimes i sprinkle a little salt) steamed broccoli w a lil butter & salt
Drink only water or unsweetened coffee tea
One or two small serving of whole grains (brown rice, oats...) Per day
I Snack on about 150 cals per day of nuts
Hard boiled egg
A little Chicken, fish, occasional beef
You can keep track of calories using an app like myfitnesspal. It helps to have something you can keep track of rather than just hoping for results.
Strengthening core is probably the most important for health. For strengthening core, you can google core exercise for back pain, situps alternatives (situps can hurt your back so results will usu address this)
I do bicycle crunches, planks, theres this one i do just holding arms and legs straight up above kinda like a dog playing dead, hold that for a long time... there are many, but some core exercise are more likely to aggravate back pain, the ones i mentioned are often recommended for that but there are others
Patrick M. has some great advice Erik! The fact you are on skimble must mean you are doing a workout of some sort. Good for you!!
I have lower back issues myself and ignored them until one day a major back spasm brought me to my knees writhing in pain. My Dr said the same thing...Strengthen your core. I also consulted (researched and found) a really good Chiropractor. One session did wonders for my weak back but each injury is different.
Good luck and remember .... Listen to your body and LIFT WITH YOUR KNEES!!!!
Hi there,i had an injury few years back ..herniated diskS :L4-L5-S1
dr couldnt do anything invasive do they said to rest 24/7 several for weeks which itself brought wright gain,since then ,considering even sitting in a class or simple standing pose caused pain and severe leg numbness ,i was fraustrated!i couldnt do anything likr before!even prescribed sports like swimming was limited,UNTIL I HEARD ABOUT PILATES!
I googled it to see its compability with my injury ,it was kinda50-50 comments.
I hit the gym,and I was amazed by the fast recovery of my back pain and feeling the core muscles building up...i never imagined my self doin pushups again!
Ofcourse I talked to the trainer and some little adjusments were made for me,but it was amazingly awesome!
Loose weaight is #1, also try light goodmornings....