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A Review of Four Core Routines and Their Effectiveness for Preventing or Treating Back Pain

Yoga

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  • Pilates emphasizes awareness of your body mechanics and help build core strength, flexibility and grace. However, research shows it has little effect on reducing functionality or pain related to non-specific back pain
  • Yoga poses are excellent for strengthening your core, and many are effective for toning and flattening your abs. It’s also widely used as a natural form of pain relief
  • Foundation Training is another excellent way to help strengthen and realign your spine and core; as with Yoga postures, you can perform Foundation Training anywhere because no special equipment is required
  • The Gokhale Method also addresses the root cause of physical pain, which is typically caused by improper posture. The method teaches you to reclaim your primal posture, which is the way your body was designed to stand, sit, and move
  • Proper posture and properly using your body to work against gravity is the foundation upon which everything else related to your health is built. Foundation Training and the Gokhale Method both address posture-related pain

By Dr. Mercola

Aside from the food you eat, exercise is one of the most important factors in being free from chronic disease. It is also something that can be added to almost any lifestyle because there are so many different ways to get your daily exercise.


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