Optimal back health doesn’t come from doing nothing. A healthy back comes from doing the right, optimized amount of exercise—not too much, and not too little.
Here is a great 4 minute video by Stuart M. McGill, PhD , director of the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Dr. McGill addresses 6 myths (listed below) about a healthy back, and gives some evidence-based exercises recommendations. Definitely worth a watch if you deal with back pain.