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Walk it Off

By New You Editorial
Posted On Mar 08, 2013

New You Health Tip: A natural solution to back pain: walking.

Lower back pain is a common ailment for people of all ages. Two words: “desk job.” Before you turn to costly, time consuming treatments or physical therapy, consider a less invasive approach. According to Tel Aviv University’s Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, a simple aerobic walking routine is just as effective at alleviating lower back pain as the equipment utilized in rehab clinics. The researchers studied 52 patients with lower back pain; the first group underwent a typical clinic-based program while the second group completed a six-week walking program. The result? Walking two to three days weekly from 20 minutes to 40 minutes provides the same pain relieving results, at zero dollars!