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Weight lifting

I’m well over 80 and have had back pain since a bad fall during a wartime black-out. I read an article about weight-lifting and how lifting only small food cans had helped even frail old people.

There were no illustrations so this is my way: bend forward (not too far), with the weight in each hand. Straighten up slowly, lifting the cans to shoulder height.

I find that doing this gradually a lot of times is of help for back trouble, and it means I’m doing something to keep the muscles strong.
Emily Dixon, Old Windsor, Berkshire

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