Regular exercise helps to prevent back pain by increasing muscle strength in your abdominal or ‘core’ area. A solid core means a strong back, and this kind of lean strength helps with all your daily tasks that involve lifting and climbing.
In addition, it helps ward off the kind of frailty that one sees in the elderly.
And the best news is, in a lot of cases, you don’t even have to break a sweat to get the benefits.
Great exercise options for women include:
— water aerobics
For those who don’t mind breaking a sweat, there is:
— jogging or running
— dancing of all kinds
Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated or even planned. For instance, you can:
– do housework quickly and to music
– take the stairs instead of the elevator, both up, and down, to use different muscle groups
– do yardwork, such as raking leaves, mowing the lawn
Even the busiest business person has time to exercise, though, so now you have no excuse. Get off one stop before or after your usual stop on the way to work or on the way home, and walk the rest of the way. Then make it 2 stops and so on. Walk to the corner store instead of taking the car, and save gas at the same time.
The biggest enemy of exercise is supposedly not having time, but if you are spontaneous and creative in your exercise choices, you should be able to work these and other fitness activities you enjoy into your daily life.
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