Synopsis by Alice Day
Women who suffer from chronic back pain may gain some relief from the methods outlined in No Strain, No Pain: Back Fitness Program for Women. The program features the Mensendieck system, a European technique that corrects the underlying problems that can cause back discomfort. By learning proper posture and breathing, women can relax the back muscles, and begin to alleviate the pain. Karen A. Perlroth of the Mensendieck Institute in Amsterdam demonstrates the exercises, and advises viewers on the proper posture for sitting, sleeping, and lifting heavy objects.