Tip Thursday

Did you know a sedentary lifestyle can be linked to increased lower back pain?

Following an exercise routine can significantly reduce lower back pain in eight weeks.

Research has shown that exercising for three hours per week reduces the risk of lower back pain. The American College of Sports Medicine and The American Heart Association recommend 150 minutes moderate or 75 minutes vigorous exercise plus two resistance training sessions a week.

Over 59% of the Irish population do not meet these guidelines.

Five Tips to Help Get you Exercising

1) Do something you like

2) Get into a routine

3) Keep a diary

4) Have a training buddy

5) Set some SMART goals (Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time Bound)

Marie Walsh