Can you set aside seven minutes each day?
Cut out seven minutes of facebook scrolling, take a seven minute break at work, find seven minutes before dinner. Wherever you can, carve out seven minutes to try an exercise routine that will help you prevent back pain. The best part is: it’s completely free. All you need is a chair and your body (and to remember that these seven minutes should be tough, not a walk in the park!) The seven minute workout has established itself as a vital plan because it relies on proven evidence that short bursts of heavy intensity exercise can be just as effective as longer, more sustained exercise. Plus, it fits into our never-say-stop busy lives that seem to be the norm today. As a chiropractor, I would like to point out that this exercise plan is particularly good at stretching and conditioning the core stabilizing muscles which are the most important muscles for maintaining lower back health.
Your seven minutes of heavenly workout
12 exercises, 30 seconds each, with minimal breaks in between.
- Jumping jacks
- Wall sit
- Tricep dips
- Running in place with high knees
- Push-up and rotate
- Side plank
If it sounds intense, it should! But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. It’s amazing what your body will do for you if you only ask it. It is important to remember that if you are suffering with pain, no new exercise plan should begin without consulting a doctor as it could exacerbate a pre-existing condition or injury. However, this seven minute routine could be the ticket for adding an effective exercise routine into your busy life. If you are interested in changing your lifestyle to keep back pain at bay now or in the future, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.