I think we can agree that the internet has no shortage of information available – but what the heck are you supposed to do with it all?
Just a quick Google search of “stretching for lower back pain” will yield you about 37,700,000 results.
So how do you know what’s sound advice and what’s nonsense? What will actually help? What will make it worse?
Information is fantastic – but making sense of it and being able to connect the dots to what will actually help your body is even better.
True story – when I was a kid, my dad and I had a father/daughter shirt set (although it was probably originally a father/son shirt set that I got as a hand-me-down). My shirt said “Why” and his said, “Because I said so”.
Asking WHY has been a frustrating part of my DNA for as long as I can remember.
The Four Tendencies helped me make sense of my constant questioning – and I realize now that my need for answers is part of my magic.
My personality and curiosity require me to ask “why?” enough times to get to the real root of the issue at hand. And I have definitely put in my 10,000 hours of questioning to Google and Google Scholar (which is like Google, but for published research articles).
So basically, I’m a ninja at asking the right questions to get the answers I’m looking for. Another element of my secret sauce is my ability to connect the dots to make sense of information into a tangible next step.
And yes, there are 37,700,000 results for stretching for lower back pain – but which one makes sense for you? While the truth is that it depends on who you are, what you do on a daily basis, and what else is going on in your body – we can figure that out together.
I’m taking my insatiable curiosity to a new medium – podcasting – and I’d love for you to join me. The Body Nerd Show is launched on April 4th and I need your help to continue to make it a success. So, will you help?
Please checkout the podcast here and help me spread the word that your body is awesome and life without pain is 100% possible.