Ok, raise your hand if you’ve ever suffered from low back pain. Now keep it up if that pain has lingered in some form, haunting your every-move like some sort of nagging “ghost of injuries past” that you just can’t quite shake completely. I’m betting there are a lot of hands up out there (you can put them down now; we don’t need any rotator cuff injuries). So, for all you low back pain troopers, there’s good news! You are not alone; and misery loves company, right? Research shows that low back pain is responsible for more disability than almost 300 other conditions, globally, and that a staggering 10 percent of people around the world suffer from lower back woes. Luckily for you guys, an exciting new study points to a relatively simple solution: exercise. In Prevention of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, published in the most recent issue of the JAMA Journal of Internal Medicine, researchers investigated the efficacy of various interventions in the prevention of low back pain. Their conclusion? “The current evidence suggests that exercise alone or in combination with education is effective for preventing low back pain. Other interventions, including education alone, back belts, and shoe insoles do not appear to prevent low back pain.” Continue reading “Banish Low Back Pain with AlterG”
Here at AlterG, we love using this blog to tell you all about how our Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ can help you reach your health and wellness goals. From time to time, however, we like to take a break from this narrative self-indulgence to highlight what really makes this company great: our rock star users (you guys!). This week, we would like to direct your attention towards one such individual; a man whose accomplishments are rivaled only by his altruism, a man who has made it his mission to save lives by transforming the world of women’s health. This man, Andy “Funky Fresh” Funk (he doesn’t know his new nickname yet), has taken his athletic prowess and turned it into a force for the greater good, a feat that we hope this company can help promote within the sports and wellness communities. I could go on and on about Andy and his upcoming butt-busting Vegas in 24 charity ride (365 miles in 24 hours… did somebody say “saddle sores?”), but instead, I asked the Ironman to speak for himself, so without further adieu, here is our introduction of the man, the myth, the legend, Andy Funk and his audacious Vegas In 24 mission. Continue reading “Spotlight on Andy Funk: Vegas in 24 Charity Ride”
It may be cliché, but the “New Year-new you” spirit is here again. By now we are all well-aware that, in order to achieve optimal health, we need to get moving! Physical activity is crucial to wellness, but often, our noblest of exercise intentions are sabotaged by musculoskeletal injury. With many people doubling-down on fitness and wellness goals for 2016, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ can provide a safe, effective, enjoyable way to improve conditioning, shed excess weight, and achieve better health.