Health tip #2- Are you in back pain while driving in your car? Most likely it’s your poor posture while sitting in the driver’s seat that is causing so much discomfort. Meet Highland Park resident, Lily Horowitz, a leading and published certified Pilates instructor with over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry.
Everyone talks about “core strength” but do you know what that really means. Having a strong core isn’t about doing thousands of sit ups to achieve a six pack. It’s about creating strength and awareness through your entire mid section: shoulders, stomach, back, glutes and legs. Having a strong core will help with balance, posture, and spine stabilization. Navel to spine is one of the key concepts in achieving a strong core so here is a tip: when sitting in your car (before driving) pull navel to spine like you have a string pulling your belly button to your back. This will force you to change your posture and sit taller, then adjust your rearview mirror to that position. This way when you drive and aren’t aware of navel to spine, you won’t be able to see and it will remind you to engage.
For more information about Lily and To The Core Pilates, located in Northbrook, please visit www.kidlates.com.