Now is the perfect time to go ice skating. Here are some tips you should know before you go to protect your back:
- Warm up and stretch: Before skating you should do some stretches to prepare your legs, lower back, and hips. Stretching will help to reduce the risk of strains and sprains.
- Maintain proper posture: It’s important to maintain proper posture when you’re skating so that your core is engaged to provide stability and support for your spine. Avoid slouching at the waist.
- Take breaks and rest: Skating for a long time without taking any breaks can weaken your back muscles and increase your risk for pain.