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Top tips to reducing back pain

4 out of 5 adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, here are a few tips to reduce your back pain.

  1. Move – being seated all day shortens muscles which then pull on your spine causing you pain
  2. Become posture aware – stand tall, avoid slouching and draw your shoulders back.
  3. Leave the car at home – 30-60% of drivers report that their back pain is caused or made worse by driving (WSD.org)
  4. Learn how to lift safely – bend your knees to protect your back in lifting.
  5. Reduce your stress levels – stress causes our muscles to tense and alters our posture, particularly aggravating upper back and neck pain.

If you suffer with back pain Pilates can teach you the correct posture to reduce your back pain and strengthen the muscles to help you maintain the correct posture. Pilates also releases tense muscles that are pulling your spine out of alignment. And, Pilates is great for stress relief too.

If you have never done a Pilates class before get in touch for a free taster class just email Sarah. We look forward to helping you reduce your back pain.