Q&A: Can I Exercise With A Major Back Problem?

water aerobicsQ: I have gained a lot of weight because I am unable to move around due to a major back problem. What can I do to still get exercise?

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A: The best exercise for you is water aerobics. Water aerobics allows you to become weightless, but at the same time will allow you to receive a great cardiovascular workout for your entire body that will help you lose weight. I would also suggest you try yoga, making certain your instructor understands your back problems and that your physician clears you to begin either of these exercise routines. Always listen to your body  – specifically your back – to make sure you don’t cause further injury.

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