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Exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy back. People who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from back pain, and they can recover more quickly if injury occurs.
There are three types of exercise: strengthening, stretching, and aerobics (cardio).
Do back strengthening and stretching exercises 2-3 times per week. If you are already exercising, adding these exercises can minimize injury, speed recovery, and improve your performance.
Try something new if your cardio workout needs a kick of motivation: try Pilates, yoga, or a cross-training program like Crossfit. Swimming and walking can be very effective while being less stressful on your joints.