I have a bad back. That said I must confess that I am bad at taking care of it, too. I am tall, and have had problems with my lower back since childhood (nothing too serious, but growing worse over the years) and have had it really bothering me a few times over the last ten years. Mostly I have caused it myself by misusing my back (yes, you can definitely do that, lifting heavy items being the most popular way), and also slowly working out less and less. Sitting on a couch knitting/surfing the net/watching DVDs for hours doesn't help. Exorcising does tremendously, but getting it done regularly is an another matter.
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I have had my own "gym" for a while, I live less than ten meters from my beloved machinery! It's nothing fancy (an underestimation of...), just a garage like room filled with unused furniture, tools and extra wheels for cars. But hey, it has two of my favorite machines: red1 and red2. That's all I need - bye bye back ache!
I know some of you keep fit by dancing, and some of you run - any other suggestions on feeling (and looking) hot this Tuesday?