Friday, October 02, 2009

Back problems? Then Lose weight!

Okay, so not everyone who has back problems struggles with being overweight. There are many reasons why someone could be having problems with their back, they could be experiencing old age, lifting heavy loads wrong, could have a bulging disc, or a pinched nerve. But for the most part, people who struggle with back pains, also struggle with being overweight.

So how to you get you life back in order? Well, you need to start a workout program and stick with it. It is not going to be easy, it is going to take a lot of hard work and discipline. Many people who decided to lose weight start off really good, but then get off track. Many times those people burn themselves out to quickly by pushing themselves to hard. Maybe your key for losing weight and getting a stronger back, is to start off small. Especially if you are overweight and do not workout. Start off by taking walks outside or on a treadmill, then push yourself from there. You can do speed walking or a light jog, if you have bad knees, then try getting on a bike or an elliptical. Unless you are injured, there is no excuse why you cannot do a little exercise. Once you start getting in better shape continue to push yourself and try new workouts. Trying new workouts and switching up your routines will help increase your muscle strength and burn fat faster. Your back will get stronger, and your belly will shrink.

At the same time you are doing workouts, you need to change your eating habit. Eating badly and not having a workout program is the reason why you gained weight in the first place, so you need to completely do a 180 and change your eating habits. You might find that this is harder to do than being consistent in a workout routine. Food is a weakness for mostly everyone, and here in America we have lots of it. I do not recommend any popular diets, but what I do recommend is eating 5 times a day, breakfast, mid-lunch, lunch, mid-dinner, and dinner. Control your portions, do not eat a lot of food at every meal. Your food is your bodies fuel source, but you need to give it clean fuel to run properly, just like a car. You need to involve fruits, vegetables, whole wheat, whole grains, lean meats, and good nuts. Balanced meals are important if you are going to lose weight, probably just as important as working out. So if you are having back problems, change your eating habit and exercise.

Tony Horton 10 minute trainer, Shaun T Insanity workout

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