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Back Pain? Try Yoga or Pilates

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: A weak back could signal a weak core. Best solution? Pilates and/or yoga can keep the back doctor away.
Air Date: 9/23/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michele Olson, PhD
OLSON-HeadShot 13 resizedDr. Michele Olson is a Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). Known internationally as THE Exercise Doctor, Dr. Olson has directed numerous research studies resulting in over 90 publications in peer-reviewed professional journals since coming to AUM. 

Dr. Olson is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for outstanding service to research and is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She heads the NSCA-ERP Exercise Science Program at AUM and well as being the director of the Scharff-Olson Kinesiology Laboratory.
Back Pain? Try Yoga or Pilates
Does your back bother you most of the time?

A weak back could signal a weak core. You can actually help eliminate back pain by getting awesome core strength.

The best way to do that?

Pilates and/or yoga can keep the back doctor away.

With so many different types of yoga and Pilates out there, which exercises can actually help strengthen your back and give you full range of motion once again?

Dr. Michele Olson joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss yoga and Pilates as a way to keep your back pain at bay.
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