Fitness Friday: Avoiding Low Back Pain

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/14/2011
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As we get older, most of us will find ourselves dealing with low back pain at some point in our lives. At Green Mountain, we are especially aware of how restricting low back pain can be, especially as people are starting exercise routines. We offer a class called “Back Care with Exercises” and our participants are often surprised to hear that nine times out of 10, low back pain can be exacerbated by how they stand.

What we know is that an increase in abdominal fat can cause the pelvis to tilt forward, which adds undue pressure to the low back. In this Fitness Friday video, LynnAnn demonstrates how to stand for proper spine stabilization.While strength training and stretching can be effective prescriptions for helping the low back, just noticing how you stand and making these recommended shifts can yield good results, too. 


(If you’re reading this via email, click through to the blog to see the video.)

We’d love to hear your feedback if you’ve tried making these changes and have found them to be helpful.

4 Responses (Add Yours)

  • noel glass says:

    Great information – I’m certainly going to take it on board and correct myself whenever I’m stationary! Thanks.

  • Thanks for the very informative blog. I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is one the great topic I’ve ever visit.. Thank you for sharing this informative post to us.

  • AD'Angelo says:

    I stand up a lot at work and I noticed that by paying attention to my posture it helped to lessen lower back pain considerably. Also I believe exercise helps to strengthen core muscles too.
    Enjoyed your informative article. Many thanks.

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