“Exercise and sport has been a constant throughout my life. Running in particular has provided both physical exercise and a calming influence – allowing me to reflect on all aspects of my life and often bringing resolution to a problem or worry and generally making me feel in good spirits.
Sport overall has been a great way to meet, train and compete against people that I would have not otherwise met. So the social side of exercise and sport, at whatever level, is an important part of my day to day life. Walking and talking is a great way to have a conversation with people and sport and talk is equally powerful.
However, the one thing I have noticed – be that with people who I train or work with – is the high rate of lower back problems. This is probably linked with the amount of time we all sit on our computers and phones, but can also be due to repetitive strains in sports like tennis or golf.”
With this in mind we caught up with Rhys to talk to him specifically about exercises that support the lower back. As Guest Editor today Rhys’s helpful video gives some practical routines that can be done every day, “Make it become as routine as brushing your teeth in the morning.”
“The core exercises I use and have demonstrated in the video are an important part of my own training regime. They give me the endurance and strength to compete whilst experiencing issues with the lower back area myself. If you sit for long periods of the day because of your job – why not make these exercises part of your daily routine for June’s 3030Essex campaign? It will go a long way to protecting and supporting lower back suppleness and flexibility in the future.”
Contact Rhys: firstname.lastname@example.org