You bench-press, carry crates of wine, bear partners across thresholds and still expect your back to operate without complaint. Sadly, this is not so – a fact that you may be painfully aware of. What can you do to protect your back?
The stronger the muscles that hold up your spine are, the less chance you have of back trouble. Walking is good exercise for the lower back. Just try putting your hand on your lower back while walking in order to feel how much exercise it gets from walking. Swimming is good too. The rowing machine at your local gym will help strengthen your back and stomach muscles. Seeing a chiropractor is likely to be able to fix most injuries, but he or she is likely to advise you to warm up thoroughly before any exercise in future.