In general, we are used to keeping moving, going to work or school, exercising, walking from one place to another, but for a few weeks now we have reduced our physical activity due to confinement.
And for that reason our muscles have atrophied a bit and, added to the stress that we may suffer, we have begun to have back or neck pain, so if you want to eliminate these discomforts, follow these recommendations.
What causes back and neck pain?
There are several factors that produce these discomforts, and one of them is the bad postures that we usually have when sitting or lying down while working, watching television or sleeping.
And the second is due to stress, which causes a muscular load in the cervical area or upper back; Suffering from stress is not good, but during the last few weeks it has become something “normal”, because by not knowing when we can return to our normal life, this emotional and therefore muscular burden is generated.
Eliminate them in a simple and relaxing way
Although it seems very complicated, it is possible to combat back and neck pain, so practice some of these recommendations and you will see how your physical health improves little by little.
1. Change your position frequently
Maintaining a proper posture is very important so that your back and neck “do not charge you a bill” later, so sit and lie down correctly and change position from time to time; this way your muscles will not be affected.
2. Do not work on the couch or in bed
To many of us it seems the most sensible and comfortable, in addition to the fact that, as it is something that we do not do at school or in the office, it seems to us a very good option, but it is not like that.
Our body should not be in a resting position while we work or take online classes, as the muscles end up even more tired and the pain is even worse.
3. Do not stop exercising
Stopping exercising is the worst thing you can do, because from now until we can return to our normal routine, exercising at home becomes our only outlet for muscle movement, so don’t stop exercising; It doesn’t matter if you do thirty minutes or two hours of exercise, the important thing is to keep moving.
4. Perform muscle stretches
If you have started to feel that your back and neck are tense, the best thing you can do is practice some muscle stretches, this will release some tension and also help to reduce the pain; stretch daily and if possible twice a day.
5. Practice yoga sessions
If you are not a big fan of doing cardio at home or exercises with weights, another very good option is to practice a little yoga. YouTube offers you a wide variety of videos for beginners in yoga, so do a daily session and you will see how, in addition to gaining flexibility, you will feel much more relaxed, and the neck and back pain will disappear.
6. Take breaks and walk around a bit
Be aware that the more time you spend in a single position, your muscles create knots and lose flexibility, so you should take certain breaks while you work and walk inside your house, no matter how small, so go get some water , take two or three runs and get back to work.