The 4 main causes of back pain are:
1. Not stretching and not doing core exercises.
2. Sitting too much.
3. Lifting improperly.
Doing 20 minutes of stretching and core exercises every day, or every other day, will eliminate 90% of all back pain.
I recently released a new e-book: “20 Minutes to a Better Back and a Stronger Core”, which you can get on my website. One of the key exercises in the e-book is the bracing exercise. This exercise is simple:
- Contract the abdominal wall to the extent where you can feel tension.
- Pretend someone is going to punch you in the stomach by creating a “hard” feel in your midsection.
- Hold 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
It’s that simple. Abdominal muscles get weak over time and lose nerve function. Bracing helps prevent this and it also teaches you to stabilize the spine, both consciously and (crucially) unconsciously, making it stronger in the process. Practice bracing while driving, sitting at a desk, while walking, or anytime for that matter.
There are many other great exercises in the e-book.
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