WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- What better time than the start of a fresh new year to get moving
Fortunately, Dr. Liu says, plenty of heart-pumping options are also back-friendly. And for some, the first hurdle may be mistakenly believing that people with spinal problems shouldn't exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
It is true that certain high-impact cardio exercises probably aren't a good idea for back sufferers, he says, sometimes including running or step aerobics. But many other vigorous exercises are still on the table for those with a history of back pain.
Try these back-friendly cardio exercises What are the best aerobic exercises for back sufferers? At the top of the list are low-impact movements that can elevate the heart rate and improve fitness while minimizing twisting and bending, Dr. Liu says. These include:
How does cardio exercise help back sufferers? According to Dr. Liu, cardio exercise offers these advantages:
"Babying your back isn't the answer for those with chronic back pain," explains Dr. Liu. "Staying immobile may seem like a smart tactic if you're a back sufferer, but it's the wrong conclusion. Back-friendly cardio exercises not only help back pain patients stay more functional when discomfort does strike, but can help keep pain flare-ups at bay."
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Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified physician who is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive spine surgery at Atlantic Spine Center.
SOURCE Dr. Kaixuan Liu
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