Sometimes when I mention to my patients that they should start exercising regularly as part their overall health plan they look at me as if I just called them a nasty name. Most people try to stay active during nice weather, will stretch...when they remember to and try to eat right....most of the time. But when I ask them if they exercise on a regular basis they just moan and tell me they don't have the time. But if you can find 15 minutes just three times a week you are on your way to a core strengthening routine and a healthier back. You don't need to join a gym and you don't need any special equipment. In fact you can do this routine in your pajamas lying on the floor if you like.

I recommend starting out slow with only a few different exercises. Slowly increase your intensity and switch up your routine about every 3-4 weeks. I will give examples of some of the core exercises that I give, but obviously you can just google or youtube some beginner exercises.

These are some of the simplest exercises and can all be modified to fit your fitness level. You will want to work up to 2-3 sets of 10-12 reps. If you do this you will notice a significant improvement in about 4-6 weeks. If you have any questions regarding low back pain or if you need a more structured home exercise program  give Alexandria Chiropractic Center a call at 859-635-6666 and ask to speak with Dr. Kevin E. Crowley.



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