Building muscle to help support my back

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Mostly I rely on warm pool for my exercises but am trialling two at home ones to help build back muscles.

The first one is watching my posture, standing up straight, putting shoulders back but relaxed, and pretensing I am showing off a lovely necklace.

The second one is using light weights and doing arm curls and lifts.

Hopefully, I can keep motivated enough to do both these each day.


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    Hi Kathleen

    I need some back exercises to try to straighten out a stoop that I seem to have developed over the years. I may not pretend about the necklace but the idea is certainly sound. What are you classing as light weights?

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    After all problems with the Meds this is the simplest and also the hardest as it takes longer and routines get mixed up with daily life.  Let's all keep at it and tell me constantly to be aware! Thanks!!!

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      Hello Avey,

      I had significant problems with the meds and opted for the do-it-yourself route after 5 months of AA. I also do a lot of exercise at a gym and  try and do the "pretty brooch" thing in an attempt to correct a stoop which has reduced my height by 2 inches since first diagnosed with osteopenia which became osteoporosis. I've now been working at my cure for over ten months and have developed my own way of progressing with nutrition supplements and exercise including jumping up and down and walking with weights. I just use the doctors to get the calcium/vitamin D and dexascans.

      You do need to be permanently aware of your body and its responses to what you do although a lot of the healing isn't visible to us.

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