Back Pain In Teenagers

Back pain is not only reserved for the adults. In recent years especially, more and more youngsters are complaining about back related problems. There are a lot of causes to this common problem, but one of the main is proper information, the lack of it that is.

Someone once said “Information is power” and, even though I didn’t get this at first, as the time goes by this concept is making more and more sense to me. It is important to educate yourself, get all the correct information and you can live a good, pain free life.

Even though it is not always the case, teen body is tougher and more “resistant” than that of an adult. But there are a lot of factors tipping the scales away from teens. Today we are here to talk about those factors and how they can contribute to back pain.

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Poor Posture

I have to say that I am more prone to blaming people for their misfortune, in this case for their back pain, but I also feel the need to address one external factor I fought as a kid, and I`m sure you did too – school chairs!

School chairs are probably one of the most uncomfortable chairs I ever sat in, I don’t know about chairs in your school/college, but mine were dreadful. I was always uncomfortable and constantly in pain so I was forced to change the position I was sitting in every 10 minutes or so. I was afraid I could develop sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome, since I read that prolonged sitting can lead to it.

Fortunately, I “escaped” school without any permanent damage, but I still experience back pain on a daily basis.

Playing Sports

Sport can be a double-edged sword, on one hand it is good for your health but on the other it can lead to injury and pain if you push yourself too hard. Some push too hard to impress their coach, friends, a cute girl and some are chasing after a good scholarship.

The important thing to know here is that there is a time and place for everything. Don’t push yourself over the limits of your physical abilities, don’t sacrifice your health for the sake of few more minutes in the game. I know many of you won`t agree with me on this, but that is just the way I feel, health is much too precious to be taken so lightly.

Lack Of Physical Activity

Where there is sport, there is lack of it, that`s just life. Some kids prefer to spend a nice, sunny day outside and some prefer to sit at their PC, playing video games. Nothing wrong with playing games, I was a kid, they were a part of my life as well. But parents, help your kids fight off that nasty habit, teach your kids to manage their time properly, try to explain them the importance of seizing every day, because who knows what tomorrow will bring.

We spend most of our days, weeks and months even, like we are going to live forever. Try to set yourself some goals, both short term and long term. That is how I manage my day; I make a list of goals for tomorrow and don’t stop till I check them all off. After I check off all of my goals for the day, I am still left for plenty of time to have fun and play games.

So learn how to become the master of your time, the benefits are enormous!

Author`s Bio 

Hey, my name is Igor, I am a physical therapist and a passionate health blogger. I enjoy writing articles on back pain and health in general and I also own my on back pain blog – http://www.helpyourback.net. Writing about health is one of the most pleasurable things in the world, since you can genuinely help people and improve the quality of their life. So, I hope you enjoyed this article and if you are looking for more, check out my website. Regards!

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Ways to Become Slim in a Month

Become Slim in Just a Month!

These days lots of people dream of becoming slim but they don’t know how to do that especially those who wish to achieve their goal in a month time. How you can be slim depends on your present weight and your body composition as well. There are helpful ways to lessen body fats but the most effective is through having a balance diet and daily exercise. If you would like to be slimmer in a month, you need to be committed to become successful.

Becoming slim not just happened overnight and there are no short cut methods for it. You need to consume lesser calories than you currently eat but of course, you need to consume the amount that will provide enough energy for the body to go through the day.

Ways to Become Slim in a Month

The assessment

1.      First thing that you need to do is to weight and then record your current weight.
2.      The next is to measure the width of your biceps, abdomen, forearm, calf, thigh and hips by using a tape measure. Record every measurement that you have taken.
3.      The next is to calculate the body fat percentage by using the right formula. It is available over the web so you can easily look for formulas when you need them.

The food intake

1.      It’s so important for you to use a calorie counter to measure the amount of calories that you take per day. This should be a part of your daily diet to become slimmer. The amount of calories required per day should be maintained for you to be able to become and stay slim.

2.      The next is to cut the daily calorie intake of around 500. You shouldn't lessen your calorie intake to the point that you will make your body starve. This will put your metabolism at risk and you will also lose your muscles when the body feels that there is a starvation process going on. You need to keep muscles while you are losing fat.

3.      If you feel hungry, you may divide big meals into several small meals all throughout the day. This will help in fueling your metabolism. You also need to monitor calorie intake to stay slim. Eating fiber rich foods will also help you feel full so you will consume lesser calories as well.

Daily exercise

Exercising is so important every day and it should be done not more than 1 hour per day. Walking, jogging, dancing, biking or other sport activities such as tennis will be helpful to you. You need to keep moving to a particular pace where your heart rate will increase of up to 75% which is the fat burning zone. 

If you think you cannot do 1 hour exercise regimen every day, you may also try 20 minutes strength exercise for 3-4 days a week. You can also do simple activities at home such as going up and down the stairs, cleaning and others. Those simple things will make you slimmer in no time. Also, patches are a convenient method to become slimmer. Before making a consideration we recommend reading Slimweight patch reviews as well as customer reports and opinions.

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Baseball Spring Training Exercises

Baseball Spring Training Exercises That Will Get You in Shape

It’s an annual tradition. At the end of February, Major League Baseball teams travel to Florida and Arizona for Spring Training. It’s a time for baseball players to get back into playing form for the season. Whether or not you’re a baseball fan, there are many fitness and strength lessons you can take from the drills that go on during Spring Training.

Baseball Spring Training Exercises

Here are a few of the top Spring Training exercises that will help get you into shape.


Often times, you’ll see baseball players in the outfield doing this strength exercise. Planks help to develop your core muscles. Your core muscles help with posture. To do a plank:

• Lie face down on the floor. You want your body over your forearms and your palms flat.

• Slowly raise your body off of the floor. You want to use your forearms and toes to support your

• Hold the position for 30 to 60 seconds depending on your physical abilities.


Baseball players often do deadlifts to strengthen their glutes. This helps to improve batting power
for baseball players. For the average person, deadlifts will strengthen and firm your rear end. To do a
deadlift, you will need a barbell with weights on it. Here are the steps.

• Place the barbell at your feet and keep your feet shoulder width apart.

• Squat down using your knees and grasp the bar. Your hands should be a shoulder width apart.

• Keep the angle of your squat at about 90 degrees.

• Lift the bar by raising your hips until you are standing upright. Keep your back straight while
doing this.

• Lower your rear end to return the barbell to the floor.

Shoulder Press

Strong shoulders play an important role in baseball. They help with throwing and bat speed. For
everyone else, having strong shoulders will help prevent injuries when lifting groceries, doing yard work
or carrying your children. To do a shoulder press, you will need some dumbbells.

• Sit on a bench with back support.

• Put your feet in front of you spaced slightly apart.

• Pick up dumbbells and bring them to shoulder level keeping your elbows away from your body.

• Raise your arms until the dumbbells are over your head.

• Lower your arms back to the starting position.


Push-ups have been around since the beginning of Spring Training. They help to work a whole series of
muscles in your arms and chest. To do a good push up:

• Lay flat on the ground, belly down, keeping your feet close together.

• Position your palms flat on the floor about a shoulder width apart.

• Using your arms, raise your body off of the ground.

• Slowly lower your body, but stop before completely touching the ground.

When you’re doing push-ups, keep your back straight.

Getting Help

It’s important to note that Major League Baseball players have world-class strength and conditioning
coaches helping them through their exercises. To ensure you’re doing exercises properly visit a gym that
has experts on staff to help you.

About the Author

Kelly Summers owns a Phoenix fitness center that uses automated training technology. Kelly is dedicated to fitness in Phoenix and other areas of Arizona.


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