Why Exercise Eases Back Pain

Why Exercise Eases Back Pain Know why your lower back feels better after a good workout? Research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg suggests that physical exercise promotes cell formation in your spine's intervertebral discs. Scientists had a group of lab rats run on a treadmill for an hour a day. These exercising rodents produced more new disc cells compared to rats that just wandered around in their cage.

True Strength Moment: Lumbar spine discomfort is very common and there's a theory that disc degeneration plays a role in this condition. Discs degenerate when no new cells are being created. So if exercise kicks cell formation into gear, mark that down as one more reason to not skip any dates with the plates in your gym.
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