Relieve Back Pain – Lose Weight

It’s a very tough assignment trying to get rid of back pain when you’re seriously over weight. I don’t want to beat about the bush, even just 30 Lbs over your ideal weight puts you in the high risk category.

Everyone knows that excess fat is one of the leading symptoms of metabolic dysfunction. It’s a sure sign of a body that’s not in good physical condition. What is rarely mentioned is the impact of obesity on mobility and musculo-skeletal function. It’s a serious risk.

Studies show that as soon as you become 30 Lbs (that’s around 15 Kg) over your ideal weight, your risk of back pain starts to rise dramatically. There’s a buttock loosening exercise I recommend to fix back pain that just can’t be done once you get much more than 30 Lbs over weight. As thighs and abdomen become larger you can’t move yourself into a position where you can loosen your buttock muscles off. It’s a massive dampener on mobility.

The extra weight puts pressure on just about every joint in your body. There are more than 20 of those joints in your back, each one placed under pressure they weren’t designed to be under, the lower ones more than the top ones. It’s a big cause of low back pain.

Further down the body your hips and knees buckle under the excess weight. As well as back pain you’ve got just about every other sort of pain as well.

Now it’s a tough row to hoe to get back from the brink. For most people losing 10Kg is a massive assignment. Losing 150 Lb most be the physiological equivalent of climbing Mt Everest or sailing single-handed around the world. I’ve seen it done on the Biggest Loser program, but those folks have to eat like canaries, exercise like crazy, be exceptionally focused and receive twenty four hour support.

To keep a long story short, if you’ve got back pain move heaven and earth to get yourself back closer to your ideal weight. The closer you get to your ideal weight the higher the chance of relieving your back pain.


If you’re going to lose weight you’ll need to embark on an aerobic fitness training program. Start by walking for 40 minutes every day. If you do it twice a day you’ll make even more progress.

Here’s a couple of secrets to staying motivated.

1. You don’t motivate yourself to do something, you do something and then become motivated. When it comes to exercise it means getting out there and doing it.

2. You need a friend or a group with whom to exercise.


If you’re going to lose weight you’ll also need a good strength training program. Long after a strength training session muscles keep burning up energy. I recommend you go to the gym and get a proper strength training program – three times a week. Your strength training program will also help you to keep your body in better alignment – that’s two birds taken care of with the one stone.

Finally if you’re on a mission to get back closer to your ideal weight, cut back on fat, flour and sugar – and whatever you do, don’t even think of drinking soda pop. It’s a paradox I know, but few people got thinner by drinking diet sodas.

How much fat should you expect to lose in a week? If you’re diligent, 2 Lbs. It doesn’t sound much but in 12 weeks you’ll be close to losing a couple of stone. You won’t only feel like you’re jumping out of your skin, you’ll have literally jumped out of your skin! In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and if you’ve got back pain, lose some weight.

John Miller