Tone your core
Strengthening your core muscles is good for preventing back pain and maintaining balance to prevent falls. “Joining a Pilates class is a good way to do this,” says Sammy. “Or practise modified plank exercises at home.” Lie on your stomach, resting on your forearms with your elbows in line with your shoulders, lift your hips off the floor, keeping your tummy muscles tight. Your knees should be on the floor and your body should be in a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. The key is to keep your tummy and pelvic floor sucked in and upwards to help protect your back. Repeat eight to ten times.