There’s nothing worse than bending over only to feel a sharp pain in your lower back. If this has happened to you, know you’re not alone. Low back pain is, unfortunately, the most common health problem among seniors. Not only does it cause pain but it can cause disability too. Thankfully there are ways you can strengthen your lower back at home to help prevent and treat aches and pains.
Prevention starts with monitoring your weight, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise. If you want to maintain strength and balance then check out these senior exercises that help strengthen your lower back! Just be sure to check with your doctor or physical therapist before performing new exercises or if you are currently experiencing back pain.
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Low-Impact Aerobic Activity
Before we dive into specific exercises we want to talk about low-impact aerobic activity. Some great examples are walking, jogging, biking, and swimming all of which can be easily worked into your workout routine.
Aerobic exercises are great for elevating your heart rate and improving circulation. They can also help relieve back pain by improving blood flow to the spinal structures. Furthermore, aerobic activity will also help you maintain a healthy weight while also strengthening your back simultaneously. With this in mind, give some of these low-impact aerobic exercises a try!