Salmon and Bone Health

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Salmon benefits:
Canned salmon is one of the most calcium-rich, non-dairy foods. One 3.5 oz. serving with the bones contains two thirds as much calcium as a cup of milk. For women and children especially, consuming plenty of calcium is important for building and maintaining strong bones and reducing the risk of bone fracture later in life.


Your bone and back health:
If you don't exercise reasonably regularly, especially as you age, the muscles supporting and surrounding your back will eventually get weak and stiff. Then these muscles won't be able to work well enough when you most need them to - when you put a strain on your back. This means it's much more likely that your will injure your back when you do place a strain - even a small strain - on it. Your back can get injured from an action as simple as reaching for something on your desk, or from a more obvious strain such as lifting something heavy, especially if your posture is bad as you do it.Things You Can Do To Help Your Back 1. Stand upright and pay attention to posture - don't slouch. 2. Sit upright at your desk with your lower back slightly curved. Don't slump in your chair or hunch over your keyboard. Set your workstation up correctly - screen at eye level. 3. Change your position frequently. Get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes even if it's only for 30 seconds. 4. Eat healthily and manage your weight. Extra weight, especially around your waist, strains your back. A simple diet with a good selection of fresh foods is one of the keys to overall health. 5. Do specific back strengthening exercises. 6. Also exercise to strengthen your stomach and 'core' muscles which help support your back. 7. Push rather than pull heavy objects. If you're lifting something heavy, use your leg muscles and hold it close to your body. Don't bend over and strain your back.
Although many people may feel that bed rest is the best way for treating sciatica this is simply not true. Yes resting for a day or two can help to relieve the pain felt when the sciatica flares up but after that, because a person has become inactive, they will find that the pain actually becomes much worse.
This is because without them carrying out any kind of exercise or movement the muscles in the back and their spine will lose its condition and will then find it very difficult to support the back properly. The weakening of the back could lead to injuries and this will only then increase the amount of pain that the person is feeling.

Exercise is actually extremely important to our spine especially in order to keep the discs within the spine healthy. By carrying out movement a person is actually enable nutrients and fluids to gain access to these discs which in turn ensures that they remain fit and healthy.
Many of the sciatica exercises you will see being presented to you by your doctor, health care provider or by websites providing information on exercises for treating this problem will focus on strengthening both the muscles in your back and abdomen. By strengthening these muscles a person is actually providing their back with more support.
Stretching exercises are especially good for treating sciatica as they target those muscles which are causing the pain because they have become tense (tight) and not as flexible as they should be. People who take up sciatica exercises find that it helps to strengthen and stretch the back muscles and they can recover much more quickly when they suffer a flare up of sciatica in the future. Plus it has also been found that it actually helps to prevent them from suffering future episodes of sciatica pain.
The most common sciatica exercises that are recommended for the treatment of sciatica related pain are the Hamstring stretching exercises.
The hamstrings are the muscles located in the back of the thigh and help in bending the knee. You must also perform exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles in order to get relief from the sciatica pain. Information from http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/sciatica.shtml.

Starting in my early 20's I suffered from back pain for years. My back pain liked to move around from my upper neck where I would have a pinched nerve at least once a year, to my lower back with sciatica that would resonate down to my toes.

My brother introduced me to a book entitled Healing Back Pain: The Mind Body Connection by Dr. John Sarno. The book is really that good. I have occasional flair ups and refer to this book for relief.