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What exercise can I do to help prevent pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
This simple move stops pain before it starts by taking a whole-body approach. When one part of your body hurts, the rest of it compensates by taking on additional muscular stress and strain, leading to even more pain and creating a vicious cycle. The pelvic power tilt stabilizes and strengthens your whole body by targeting your core.

Simply lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Pull your belly button in toward your spine and hollow it out. Then lift your pelvis slightly off the floor -- only an inch -- then slowly lower back down, repeating 20 times.

This easy move can be done anytime, anywhere around the house. Do it two to three times a week to protect your entire body from pain.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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