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Back Strengthening Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Strengthening Exercise.

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Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Bouncing Back Into Shape After Baby

Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months. When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl...  Read more

Still having back pain today so I will have anothe
Updated 8/27/2016 11:31:24 AM

Still having back pain today so I will have another day to sit and read my book. I don't want to aggravate it and make it worse....  Read more

Having a very hard time getting back into my groov
Updated 8/27/2016 11:23:30 AM

Having a very hard time getting back into my groove. Working a lot of OT and trying to eat right and exercise has been awful. :(...  Read more

Back again....
Updated 8/28/2016 9:19:34 AM

Hi there. This is my second go at Spark, and I'm hopeful to be successful again. The first time was about six years ago - I had been fit, but had a back injury which made it difficult to do anything, even being motivated to do anything was a challeng...  Read more

Back to school stress
Updated 8/27/2016 9:30:23 AM

Back to school stress...  Read more

Trying to find my way back on track. So upset rig
Updated 8/27/2016 10:15:35 AM

Trying to find my way back on track. So upset right now. Tracked everything to stay honest but I am sure to see another gain tomorrow. :(...  Read more

Doing Sit-Ups (Crunches) Will Save Your Back!

Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-ov...  Read more

Taking walks with the dog

I'm able to take walks with the dog now where I wasn't able to before!...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips

The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips.  What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi...  Read more

5 Smart Exercises to Support Your Knees

Perhaps the most common question I receive from patients is, ''I can’t exercise because of knee arthritis. What do I do?'' Over 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 suffer from knee arthritis. This can make exercising more challeng...  Read more