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Strained Lower Back Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Lower 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

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

Ice Home Remedies

When you're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain. The...  Read more

So I just got back from the doctor. I lost 5.5 lbs
Updated 10/27/2014 6:56:46 PM

So I just got back from the doctor. I lost 5.5 lbs! I actually thought I was gonna do really bad because I couldn't control my eating this past weekend....it was a very stressful week, but I did it!...  Read more

Back from maternity leave! It was hard to leave Mi
Updated 10/27/2014 4:39:23 PM

Back from maternity leave! It was hard to leave Miss Timber this morning but I now only work 3 days a week so that makes it easier. I'm excited for a schedule to make eating right and working out easier! What are you guys up to today?...  Read more

Extremely low muscle mass
Updated 10/27/2014 1:53:26 PM

Okay, I'm finally going to post this. I'm a normal weight (152 at 5'8"), but my body fat is up around 37-38%. Just a few years ago, it was 17.9% in 2007, and I was up to running 8 miles. Then my IT band rebelled and the sports doctor said 10Ks...  Read more

Back to Work!!!
Updated 10/28/2014 8:29:44 PM

334 Happy to be back to work full time. It helps so much with my fitness goals. I stayed active today and surprised myself with so much energy even at the end of the day. Today was my WooHoo moment......all day. 244 353...  Read more

Finishing up my first week back on and surprised b
Updated 10/25/2014 6:12:20 PM

Finishing up my first week back on and surprised by my lack of cravings and how easy I find it to stick to the plan. I've noticed my sweet tooth waning over the past few years which is a huge relief! Now just need to stick with it!!!...  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

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  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

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