Keep moving with 5 S.T.E.P.S. to a healthier back


Spring marks the start of an inspirational few months, with coverage of athletics, high-profile road races, cycling and a host of other sports – it’s enough to tempt the most dedicated couch potato to get off the sofa and start moving.

But when winter has kept us indoors, it’s easy to let enthusiasm run away with us and overdo things as soon as finer weather comes. And that can lead to stiff, sore, aching back muscles.

So before you leap into the Lycra and push too hard to compete with your fittest friends or team mates, take a little time to #mindyourback.

Mind Your Back offers five simple S.T.E.P.S. to a healthier, stronger back. It has been developed by the muscle and joint experts at Mentholatum, the company behind iconic brands such as Deep Heat and Deep Freeze. The aim? To help you manage muscular back pain and prevent future problems.

#mindyourback has been designed to fit into busy lifestyles – it takes little time and you don’t need to spend a fortune on special equipment or the latest sports gear.

The S.T.E.P.S. are:

• Stretch – five easy to follow stretches to help ease tight back muscles and keep you mobile.