About Kathryn Merrow

I'm The Pain Relief Coach online. I help people understand why they hurt and how to get rid of their pain naturally. I'm the author of Head Pain Natural Relief (available at Amazon.com) and other books and programs. I also mentor massage therapists and entrepreneurs to help them achieve success. Find my natural pain relief websites at http://ThePainReliefCoach.com You are welcome to contact me at http://AskAGuru.fm for coaching, mentoring or questions about how to deal with situations in your life including pain. Just type in my name or the words back pain.

Avoid Back Pain Naturally

Your back hurts just a little but you want to keep it from getting worse?

Here are some ideas for you:

1.  Hold in your stomach muscles (that’s the best and easiest way to strengthen them.)

2.  Lift your chest (strengthens your back.)

3.  Create a small hollow behind your waist if you don’t have one (you should.)

4.  Try to use ALL of your muscles around your whole body–front, back and sides.

5.  Practice flexing your spine forward and backward, forward and backward.  This improves the circulation around your spine and strengthens your torso.

6.  Roll your shoulders back (strengthens your back muscles.)

7.  Use a lumbar cushion behind your waist when you are seated.  (You can fold a hand towel to the right size for you.)

8.  Stick your tailbone ALL the way back into your seat.  Or if the length of the seat is longer than your thighs, place a large pillow behind your back.

9.  No slouching allowed!  If you catch yourself slouching, just straighten up again.  And again.  And again.  🙂

Whew!  That a LOT of stuff to remember.  And there is even more at http://SimpleBackPainRelief.com!  (<–click here.)

Yes, it is a lot but the more little changes you make the easier it will be to keep back pain from getting worse.

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Click on over and get lots of great information to help you get out of your pain!

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Strong Bones Bounce: Another Benefit of A Strong Backside

You’ve heard about the benefits of weight-bearing exercise for strengthening your bones.

Being straight and having a strong backside puts the pressure of being upright on your bones, where it belongs. That lets your bones become strong.

And you can read about preventing osteoporosis with good posture (which you can create with the SimpleStrengthening exercises.)

I’m here to testify…

I kind of hate to admit it, but from time to time, I trip.

I had a lovely “trip” just a few days ago. A five-point landing. No one applauded, but I’m quite sure it was very impressive.

And, once again, I did not break any bones.

And, I am grateful.

How do I keep my bones strong and healthy?

Let me count the ways:

1. Plenty of sunshine (creates vitamin D.) Bones need vitamin D to absorb calcium from your food. (D3 is the best type.)

Most people in the northern United States are deficient in Vitamin D. This happens because you don’t get enough sunshine on your skin for one reason or another. Your doctor can do a blood test to check if you are deficient, if you want.

A good time to get sunshine is while you are…

2. Walking. Walking is weight-bearing exercise. So is being on your feet while you watch TV.

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How Do Good Posture and Simple Strengthening Prevent Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is not something we want to have.  What we really want are strong, healthy bones.

So, I’m going to tell you about the most common cause of osteoporosis.

It’s really common to see people with their heads Continue reading

Considering Walking for Knee Pain Relief? Walking Will Help Your Knee Pain

I was starting to have “crabby” knees, and decided I had to do something about it.

I remembered working with a man who had severe damage to both knees.  He told me he could walk without pain, even on stairs, as long as he kept the muscles around his knees strong.  He did this with machine weight training.

I thought about him, and decided Continue reading

Legs Feeling Weak Or Achey? How Balancing Can Help Your Legs Get Stronger

If your legs feel weak, or achey, here’s a solution for you.

We were built for movement and when we don’t move enough – when we spend too much time in a chair or car – our leg muscles get out of balance and lose strength.  Balance and strength occur when we use our legs. When we use our legs, and they are strong, we feel stable instead of weak.

When your legs are out of balance – some muscles are weaker than others – then you get aches and pains in your legs.  When your muscles are out of balance, they pull on the bones in a different way than they are supposed to.  This causes arthritis.

Some savvy doctors Continue reading

Strengthen Your Torso – Stretching To Get A Strong Straight Painfree Body

Here’s an easy, simple strengthening strategy to get long, strong torso muscles.

We often fall into the habit of having a weak, collapsed forward posture.  This simple strengthening tip will help you get Continue reading