Belly Fat… and Your BACK!

Let me start my FIRST blog with a disclaimer…I am NOT a doctor, nurse, or nutritionist.  What I am about to discuss comes from my personal studies, readings, and experiences.  This should be considered as nothing more than a conversation with a friend…

It may seem like something we’ve read over and over again, and yet some of us still don’t seem to make the correlation between the size of our bellies and our back pain.  We know we don’t like the way our bellies look, and we know we have back pain.  But most of us can’t seem to put the two concepts together.  I’m not ashamed to say, I have been one of these people.  Even as a massage therapist!  It just didn’t click.  I knew it wasn’t a good thing, but I didn’t realize until recently just how the things we do every day can really put strain on our backs, typically the low back.  So I thought I would take a few minutes to point out a few key concepts that I have figured out, and maybe it will click for you too.  (If it hasn’t already)

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