Joseph Pilates said that 'if at the age of 30 you re stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young'.
Most back pain is due to faulty posture, the kind of posture in which we spend most of our day, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle.
Do you sit at your desk a good part of your day? Use the computer a lot, spend much of your time in the car? Unfortunately, many people do, and they find it very difficult to sit up with proper posture for eight hours a day.