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Strained Back Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Back Muscle.

5 Common Running and Walking Injuries

Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm...  Read more

What's Really Making Your Back Hurt?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying...  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

5 Exercises You Should Never Do

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

Reap the Benefits of Gardening

Bend, twist, reach, and pull. While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard...  Read more

Back in Action
Updated 4/16/2014 7:06:01 PM

Hi SparkWorld, Just swinging by to introduce myself...i did sparkpeople a few years ago to loose my grad school weight and now I'm back! I have hypermobile joints and right now I have my second torn hip labrum... seeing as I can't run or walk far...  Read more

Back On Track
Updated 4/16/2014 8:54:43 PM

DOWN 2 POUNDS! 2.5 FOR WEEK SO FAR!...  Read more

Need some exercises for lower back.
Updated 4/16/2014 7:53:00 AM

I am 60years male & severely overweight. And of course unfit. After much googling I have invested in a kettlebell (30lbs) for weight loss exercise - specifically deadlifts & swings. So far with a calorie diet alone I have lost 35lbs, 285lb down to...  Read more

back here after being absent for two years
Updated 4/16/2014 6:39:04 AM

Hi. Needing motivation and didn't know if there is or will be a group of sparks that is in the 91030 area or very near what I have searched up is not close. I will be moving this summer to that zip or very near that zip. Thanks Snifne...  Read more

Back Again After More Than 2 Years
Updated 4/14/2014 11:05:44 PM

524 I have been a member for several years; however, I had to drop for awhile. I have been exercising and logging my food for a couple of months. Recently, I got more serious about it. I had gained back what I had lost, but I am motivated to feel b...  Read more

Moving Furniture

If you happen to have hardwood floors, slip a throw rug under the furniture to slide easily across the floor - no strained backs and no gouged floors!334...  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

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

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

Pain-Proof Your Day

Most of the time you and your body have a good working relationship. You tell it what to do, and it obeys. But every once in a while, your body talks back: a creaky knee here, a stiff shoulder there. It's saying that something you're doing&md...  Read more