Hello, everyone. Hope you are all having a great weekend!

I am feeling a bit down at the moment as after 2 years of lower back issues (cause unknown) I have been told by my GP to stay away from pretty much all exercise except walking, indefinitely. Given that I had just become to determined to build strength and not just lose weight this is a bit of a kick in the teeth! It feels like that goal is now unreachable, but if anyone can give me any tips on how to stay positive or incorporate some strength training into my day it would be much appreciated. 😊

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m.whittow
almost 2 years

I've had a bad lower back for about a year now too (slipped disc) and I understand how annoying it is not being able to do as much as you'd like. I'm just starting the 8 week plan now and I think most of the keg exercises are ok - go for it I say and stick at it! Don't be disheartened!

datherton89
about 2 years

A lady at my work has a bad back and has started foundation training with a PT that specialises in backs. At the moment it's all about breathing and posture but will build up to exercises to help strengthen her back.

Lynn Watkinson
about 2 years

Agree with Jilly.it would be very easy for a GP to say something like that to avoid risk and legal action. Go for a second opinion definitely!

Jilly
about 2 years

Hello! I'm a physio, I appreciate what your GP said but in my experience no exercise is not a good option for back pain. Please go and get another opinion / see a physio. Good luck x

wend75
about 2 years

Is Pilates any option? X

mausi
about 2 years

Ok new to posting and obviously no clue what I'm doing... I was going to say you have nothing to lose and everything to gain following the programme!

mausi
about 2 years

I have chronic fatigue following serious health issues and haven't been able to exercise but have followed the meals, meditation and gone on short walks whenever I was able. My 8 weeks are now over - I've lost 16 pounds, have more energy and a positive outlook on life and the future. I say go for it, on your own terms - you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain !

becky30
about 2 years

Have you tried orthopaedic Pilates? A good instructor will work around your back issues but help with strength etc else where