Re: Losing weight with a bad back
If you have a bad back you should be exercising it regularly to protect it (there are many specialist back exercises to improve back strength). Although swimming can help to burn calories and support the back, it tends not to result in weight loss. I think it is difficult loosing weight if your back can't move well, so the first thing is to strengthen it over a long period by regular (daily) back exercises appropriate to your problem, and then do aerobic exercises which build up fitness.
Last edited by ian : 08-07-2006 at 08:57 AM.