Benefits of Exercise in Back Pain Prevention
The best way to treat low back pain is to prevent it, and preventing back pain requires exercise aimed at building a stronger body and, as a result, a stronger back. We all struggle to find time in our busy lives for exercise but, with determination, a little time each day, and a schedule, you will be on your way to a stronger, healthier, and happier body and back. Whether your goal is to prevent back pain or treat existing pain, a complete total-body workout will be a positive addition to your lifestyle.
Exercise benefits our health in many ways. It increases blood flow to our heart and muscles, reducing lactic acid and other breakdown products more efficiently, and delivers increased oxygen and nutrients to the damaged muscle. It strengthens the muscles, tendons, and ligaments which hold our bones, and in particular, our spine, together; this reduces stress on the bones and joints and promotes the release of endorphins to the brain. Besides the obvious physical benefits, exercise makes us feel better too.