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3 Exercises That Can Help You Avoid Lower Back Pain

03/01/2016 02:58 EST | Updated 07/12/2017 10:04 EDT

When you've got a sore back, you might not want to workout, but back exercises are exactly what you need.

In the video above by Golf Digest, we learn three simple moves that can help prevent lower back pain. Using a band, block and bench, pro golfer Paige Spiranac demonstrates how to strengthen your back muscles while strengthening your core at the same time.

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 85 per cent of working Canadians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. And the causes range from sitting too long to weighing too much and of course, having bad overall posture.

While a strong back can certainly help with your golf swing, the benefits go far beyond the golf course. Back exercises not only relive pain and prevent injury, they increase flexibility, improve posture and even help reshape your waistline.

If the pain in your back is severe, you might want to skip your workout and opt for a massage or acupuncture instead. Better yet, maybe book the massage first and follow up with the exercise the next day!

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