After today's podcast and hearing the GB crew (plus handsome boy Danny O) briefly talk about failing back health, it got me a little concern about their back health and anyone else out there suffering the same problems. It's not a body part you might think of or look at everyday, but when your back takes a knee, you're basically out of commission (and it's very painful). So I felt like starting a thread to talk about and promote better back health for those either suffering from it, or looking to just prevent it as much as possible.
So I know a lot of folks will talk about trying to not sit for long ours, periodic stretches, or just getting a standing-desk situation, but this is my suggestion from experience: core exercises. I'm almost 35, and I sit a lot for both work and gaming (or movies), but I also workout as well. I used to get back pain at times even with a workout routine, but I was never serious about core exercise until two or three years ago, and that was life changing for me. It's probably the most boring set of exercises in the world, but building a stronger core has done wonders for my health, and I can't remember a time in recent years that I suffered from bad back pain, no matter how bad my posture would be. Core exercises don't have to be intense, and you can do them at home with no equipment. Mix in some stretching/yoga along with a good diet, and you'll be golden.
What do y'all do to solve or prevent back pain? Better backs make a better world!