Our expert says:
Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). To increase your energy output and stimulate your metabolism without damaging your spine you may be able to do swimming, which is an excellent aerobic exercise.
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