Summer’s here and there’s a jam-packed sporting schedule ahead! While the rest of the country lap up the British sunshine, die-hard sports fanatics are likely to be fixated on the small screen this summer as tournaments such as Wimbledon, Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics liven up their living rooms.
But while the pro-athletes showcase their incredible fitness on the TV, those who spend too much time watching them could risk harming their backs, according to our London chiropractor. Long periods of inactivity, poor posture and the possibility of a little alcohol in the mix pose the danger of causing painful back conditions.
The good news, however, is that this risk is easily reduced by implementing simple changes such as:
- Keeping active during mid-match intervals. Your back will really thank you for a short walk around the block.
- Drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a major cause of inflammation so make sure you keep well hydrated (even if you are drinking alcohol during the games).
- Sitting up straight. Making the effort to maintain a good posture could save you from developing painful muscle ache.
Be a winner when it comes to your back health!