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Many of us exercise to change our body shape, but keeping fit is also important to help strengthen the muscles that support the spine.
Think of your body like a tree trunk, if the trunk is weak, the tree will sway in the wind. Your core is like a barrel of muscles which support your spine from the front (tummy), back (buttocks) and underneath (pelvic floor). The best core exercises work all these muscles together which is why exercise such as Pilates is so effective. Kirsten Lord, Chairlady of The Physio Centres, said ‘If the gym’s not your thing then housework can be a great way to keep fit, but remember to make sure you stay upright when you vacuum or mop. Walking is also a great way to keep your muscles toned.’