• Happy Father’s Day from Be Fit! Here’s the #1 Worst Habit for Back Pain

    Here Dad…I Got You the Back Pain You’ve Always Wanted

    Revealed: The #1 Worst Habit That is Guaranteed to Cause Dad Pain

    Back Pain… It’s a pain in the butt… Literally.

    In studying back pain sufferers, my team and I have found 9 Bad Habits people do

    every day that leads to back pain and sciatica…

    We want to share the #1 Worst Habit we’ve seen lots of men…Dads and Grandpas do:

    Sit on their Wallet.

    Carrying a wallet in your back pocket may not seem like a big deal…because

    “everyone” does it…

    But here’s the problem with that…

    Sitting on a wallet is one of the worst things anyone could ever do for their back…

    It’s a small habit that causes BIG problems…

    And here’s a quick exercise to show you why:

    Find a firm chair (not a recliner…or soft couch).

    Sit down. (Take everything out of your back pockets)

    Keep a natural arch in your back.

    Think about how your back feels now.

    OK, go grab a magazine, notebook, newspaper…or thin book.

    Sit on the same chair.

    But this time sit on the magazine under your right butt cheek.

    Notice the difference…

    The magazine (or notebook, newspaper or thin book) forces you to first lean left with

    your lower back…then compensate by leaning right with your upper back.

    Your body has a natural reflex to keep your eyes and shoulders level…

    And will do anything to stay level.

    If you don’t feel it… simply fold the magazine in half and sit on that…

    It’s Like a Pebble in My Shoe…

    You know the story about the pebble in your shoe, right?

    If it’s there for a short while…not a big deal…

    Maybe a little uncomfortable…

    But not bad enough to stop, take your shoe off, turn your shoe upside down, shake the

    pebble out…then put your shoe back on.

    The problem is eventually; the pebble can create problems…like a blister…or even

    change the way you’re walking…

    It’s subtle at first…

    But left alone…that small pebble can create BIG problems…

    And it’s the same with your wallet.

    “But I’ve Been Sitting on My Wallet for Years…And My Back Just Started Bugging Me Now…”

    It’s easy to get used to sitting on your wallet… And that’s a big part of the problem.

    Arthritis, stenosis, degenerative disc disease…and a list of other crippling back

    problems…rarely start with one single traumatic event…

    They’re usually the result of years of lower intensity irritation… (like the little pebble)…

    And that’s the case here.

    The Good News…

    Here’s the deal with sitting on your wallet though…

    Some habits are nearly impossible to correct (for example, the position you sleep in)…

    Some are easy.

    Sitting on your wallet is an easy problem to correct.

    Here’s a few recommendations from the most memorable “Recovering Wallet Sitters”

    we’ve ever helped in Physical Therapy:

    Carry it in your front pocket.

    Put it on the dashboard when you’re driving.

    Hope this helps you and have a Wonderful Father’s Day!

    Mary Lou Savino, Owner

    Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates

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