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Strained Back Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Back Muscle.

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5 Exercises You Should Never Do

Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it? The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who...  Read more

11 Most Common Training Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie...  Read more

When to Call a Doctor for the Flu

You're miserable: achy, feverish, and exhausted. Your head is pounding, and you're nauseated. All the tell-tale signs are there; it's the flu. Before you stock up on ginger ale and jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a...  Read more

How to Walk with Proper Form and Technique

Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor...  Read more

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

Back from Boston....gained 3 pounds... I took the
Updated 10/1/2016 12:04:57 PM

Back from Boston....gained 3 pounds... I took the week off from counting every calorie I put in my mouth and just relaxed and enjoyed myself. I was getting frustrated and needed to just be. I'm all good now and ready to get back at it!! Ready or not!...  Read more

Between workouts and standing at work, my back and
Updated 9/30/2016 8:29:45 PM

Between workouts and standing at work, my back and hamstrings are so tight! Guess I better get back into a yoga routine. I feel like the tin-man...  Read more

Hi everyone my first appt back on Aug. 19th I was
Updated 9/30/2016 6:30:52 PM

Hi everyone my first appt back on Aug. 19th I was weighing 216lbs today went back and I'm at 204lbs. Little by little the pounds are coming off...  Read more

Fell off the wagon for a few weeks but I'm back at
Updated 9/30/2016 4:04:39 PM

Fell off the wagon for a few weeks but I'm back at it starting fresh. Took over 10,000 steps and got a whole hour workout done...  Read more

Hello. I'm Back!
Updated 9/30/2016 9:28:18 PM

I joined SP what seems like many moons ago, post babies to lose weight. Of course "life" gets busy and who has 5 minutes to do anything, let alone log in and track food and fitness????? Fast forward to today.....a teenager and a 10 year old late...  Read more

When you lift or pick something up, tighten your abdominal muscles

Tightening/pulling in/tensing your abdominal/stomach muscles will help support your lower back when you are picking up an object. This will help protect your lower back and help prevent a back strain. You still need to properly lift items using you...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time...  Read more

On The Scale Again

This team is for those who have slipped up, gained some or all of their weight back and now want to seriously lose those extra pounds for good....  Read more

Say ''So Long'' to Sit-Ups

From grade school gym class to military boot camp, the sit-up has long been a benchmark of endurance. But for those who don't embrace the old elbow-to-knee move, there is some good news: The traditional sit-up may be on its way out. A recent...  Read more

Exercise Tips for Shoveling Snow

With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co...  Read more