Shoveling snow is one of the most dangerous activities for our spines. All that forward bending, lifting, and twisting can easily cause lower back pain, sciatica, or herniated discs. The Personalizing Pilates: After Snow Shoveling workout will help you to avoid and eliminate the back pain that often comes after shoveling snow.
The program includes three files that will guide you through the exercises. First, there is a free Ab Tutorial that teaches you how to use your breathing to activate and strengthen the deepest layer of your abdominal and back muscles. These muscles are important because they support and stabilize your spine as you move.
The easy-to-follow audio instructions in the MP3 workout guide you through a series of Pilates exercises that stretch your tight muscles and then strengthen your abdominals and lower back. For those of you who are visual learners, the accompanying photo-illustrated document shows the exercises in the order in which they are taught.
So after you have shoveled the driveway, take a hot shower and take 25 minutes for yourself. It's faster and less expensive than a trip to the chiropractor! You'll feel much better and your cranky lower back will feel much better. I promise. Download and start listening now!