Have you ever suffered from back pain or a stiff back? Or do you regularly have aches and wonder what you can do about it yourself?
You are not alone. Most adults have experienced back ache at some point of their lives or are permanently affected by it. Many people just accept it and live with it.
However, there are quite a few things you can do right now that will not only help you alleviate and eliminate that pain, but also maintain the strength and flexibility of your spine for many years to come, as having a healthy spine is the prerequisite for good health.
After all, the spine is a very important part of your body and serves a number of purposes: It holds us upright, supports our weight and takes a crucial part in our movements.
However, it’s main role is to protect our spinal cord and nerves that form part of our nervous system coordinating and controlling all the other parts of the body.
If we want to maintain good health in general, it is essential to ensure that our spine and nervous system are fully functioning and in good shape.
How do we achieve that?
A great way of looking after your spine is practising Pilates regularly. Pilates is an exercise regime that was specifically developed to strengthen the body by improving core and muscle strength, spine alignment, flexibility and mobility.
“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Joseph Pilates
It is a well proven exercise program which has been practised with success for over 100 years. One of the great advantages of this program is the fact that it is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of ability and fitness. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, Pilates is the perfect choice to improve your strength and spine health.
As with most things in life, it will only work and you will only enjoy the full benefit of the exercise regime if you practise it regularly. Whilst it is recommendable to start off taking a class or getting an induction by a qualified instructor, you will see the best results when also practising Pilates at home. You can easily make it a part of your daily routine or fit it in a few times a week.
This website offers information that will help you start your Pilates exercise program at home so you can maintain a healthy spine and feel well.
Enjoy and stay healthy!