My husband is my man crush every day and a big reason behind why I got back into exercising after having our fourth child.
He is super motivated, loves looking and feeling great. He exercises to keep his endurance up and keep his body in tip-top shape.
So when he was plagued with chronic Sciatica, it really took a toll on him physically. Sciatica is a pain that extends from the back down through the lower leg. It usually goes away in about six weeks with rest, but my husbands lasted and worsened for three years. He drives for a living so he’s sitting a lot and we think that and maybe lifting heavy weight brought on sciatica.
To alleviate it, we bought special pillows for him to sit on while driving, and he started a stretching routine which I share with you. We also applied pressure to his lower back and glutes. What my husband wouldn’t do is take any medication for the pain. He didn’t like the harmful side effects of some pain relievers so he’d suffer through it. For the past three years, he used stretching and massages to alleviate the pain from sciatica. Both helped a lot and the pain has subsided some, but lately started coming back. He’s now also developed plantar fasciitis. It’s crazy how you can be super fit and active yet still have ailments.
With some research, I found out about Curamin® Stop Pain Now brand. For my husbands back and foot pain, I bought Curamin® Extra Strength, 60ct, which is a safe, effective, non-addictive option for pain relief. I bought this bottle at a small local health and wellness store.
It’s a safe, effective, non-addictive herbal formula made from Tumeric and is different from over-the-counter pain meds and prescription drugs that can sometimes have negative side effects.
He’s been taking it for about a week now and it’s already helped the pain he was feeling in his foot and back. Taking Curamin® Extra Strength, staying active and moving often during the work day has been the key to living with and overcoming his chronic pain.
Having a job where you sit most of the time, seems like it would be an ideal, but being stationary for too long can wreak havoc on your body if you’re not careful. Let me show you a few exercises that are easy to do in an office setting and that are especially good for people who sit a lot while working.
5-Minute Office Workout
1. Start with a simple stretch right from your office chair that will awaken the muscles in you back, shoulders and hips. Begin with your back straight and arm out in front of you. Slowly lower your body forward toward your knees and reach towards the floor. Return to upright position and repeat 10 times.
2. Now move onto some leg raises, making sure to alternate from left to right. Sit with your back straight and start lifting those legs. 10 reps per side is perfect.
3. It’s time the get the blood circulating in your arms with a simple chair tricep dip. Scott forward just past the edge of your chair, while using your hands and arms to hold your body weight. Slowly lower your bottom a few inches below the seat of your chair. Repeat 30 times taking rest as needed.
4. Time to get on your feet for some chair squats. Stand in front of your chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Using the chair as your boundary, lower your bottom to the chair and then stand back up pushing from your heels. Try and complete three sets of ten squats for thirty squats in all.
5. The last thing you’ll do is a wall squat. This will engage your glutes, back and core. Place your back against a wall and slide your body down until you are in a seated position. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Curamin® is available at fine food health store nationwide and online. I found it at a quaint little heart food store in town that I’ve never gone to but will be going back when my husband is out of Curamin®.
Have you ever taken a dietary supplement for pain versus over the counter pain meds? What has been your experience?