There are so many different ways to exercise these days that you should be able to find something that doesn’t bore you!
Running in the water is a great way of improving your conditioning. Do it in the shallow end of the pool and try and keep your back straight. Begin by walking fast in the water and then move on to jogging. Gradually increase your speed and duration. You could also join a water aerobics class.
You need to be quite a good swimmer to swim without straining your back. Avoid doing just breaststroke as it arches your back. Front crawl or alternatively backstroke will work. Again, begin slowly.
If you can’t get out on your bike, an exercise bike is a great way of keeping fit all year round. A semi-recumbent one is best as it supports your back.
While walking is good for you, you do need to walk quite fast to get your heart rate up, sweat and improve your aerobic fitness.
This is a great exercise programme that will take you through many of the exercises we recommend. Find a qualified teacher who does a class that’s convenient for you and try and do the exercises twice a week.
There’s an exercise out there for all of us to enjoy!