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Strained Lower Back Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Lower 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

Just Getting Started on Getting back Healthy
Updated 4/21/2014 7:17:57 PM

Hi Everyone, My Name is Summer. In the last few years I really let go of my health. I am ready to get back into shape. My goal this years is to lose a total of 55 pounds. Right now this seems like it's so far away, but I am going to do everythi...  Read more

Just trying to get back into shape
Updated 4/21/2014 3:29:58 PM

24 year old from Texas who has recently fallen off the wagon and am looking for a community and trackers to help me get back on!...  Read more

counting calories vs low carb
Updated 4/22/2014 8:13:35 PM

trying to balance number of calories and number of carbs...  Read more

Back After a Ling Time Away
Updated 4/22/2014 4:31:33 AM

Hi, my name is Debby and this is probably the 4th time I've tried the Spark program. Check out my spark page to see how I'm hoping it will go differently this time. Part of that is hoping that you all out there will support and encourage me on my j...  Read more

Back On!!! :) in need
Updated 4/23/2014 12:07:08 AM

Ok everyone so I have been off the grid for the past few months. BUT I am back and ready to act c; !!! I have about 20 pounds to shed. I'm 16 and about 5'5. IF anyone wants a fitness buddy PLEASE message me!! I need 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