@LYNNDEBLOCK ~ I'm guessing you have breaks during your work day. I sit at a computer all day, and on my breaks, I tune in to SparkPeople videos. They are awesome just for this purpose. There is even a chair work-out! I didn't think it was possible,but now I know it's there if I need it. Most of us are tired...either physically or mentally...at the end of our work day, so I take advantage of my breaks during the day.
I, too, find it hard to fit in gym time, but when I DO go to the gym, I've found that I cannot go home first. If I go home before I go to the gym, I can find at least a dozen reasons why I can't get back out the door. So I pack my gym bag with my gym gear and take it to work with me. I received this piece of advice from lots of people, and it works.
There are many types of exercises that you can do that won't hurt your back. SparkPeople has great resources, but you can also check with your gym staff. They will help you...or at least they SHOULD be able to help you. You can also check with your doctor. One thing that might help to alleviate your back pain is to strengthen your core muscles. I know, from experience, that when my core muscles are weak, I struggle to strengthen almost every other area, and I feel pain when I do even the simplest tasks or exercises.
I hope you find your fitness niche somewhere in your busy day. Good luck!
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