Try doing a squat every time you pick something up. Instead of bending over in the usual way, which stresses the lower back, bend your knees and squat. This forces you to use your leg muscles and will build strength.
The mission of the West Virginia Office of Healthy Lifestyles is to increase the proportion of its people who are at a healthy weight by creating, improving, and communicating opportunities for residents to engage in healthy eating and physical activity behavior.
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