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Back Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Pain.

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

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

''I Haven't Missed a Walk in Over a Year!''

After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter...  Read more

Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  Read more

The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready? There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower...  Read more

Cutting back on sodium
Updated 7/24/2014 5:41:18 AM

One thing while looking at my food tracker is I'm ALWAYS going over the sodium content for the day, which I think is detering weight loss efforts. We eat a lot of processed foods (like boxed meals, frozen pizzas, etc) Can anyone make recommendations...  Read more

Getting Back Into the Fitness "Game"
Updated 7/22/2014 6:27:50 PM

I've recently gotten back into exercising more regularly. Of course, my "I'm going to exercise 6 times a week" ends up with a reality of twice per week. I actually enjoy it a little while I am there & feel so good afterwards. It's the getting ther...  Read more

Climbing Back into the Saddle Once More
Updated 7/23/2014 10:05:44 AM

Hello everyone. My name is Yvonne. I am a 46 year old wife, mother and full-time employee. I am the epitome of yo-yo dieting. All of my growing up years, I was thin - so thin in fact that I was accused of being anorexic. Which was funny because...  Read more

Back on SparkPeople and Now using SparkCoach!
Updated 7/22/2014 6:20:49 PM

I was on SparkPeople at one time some years ago but then time passed. I had 4 kids, I gained weight, family life got stressful and I started working a full-time job. Then on May 30, 2014, my fiancée passed away. It was devastating but something very...  Read more

Back ...again
Updated 7/22/2014 9:57:19 AM

Yesterday I did it all... Weighed Logged all my food Went to the gym before work Drank 8 cup of water Stayed within range Ate 5 servings of fruits and veggies Today I am on the right track By 10 am I have... Weighed Logged my b...  Read more

Peggy Cappy Easy Yoga for Arthritis

My arthritis is mild, but I have pain from sciatica and bone pain from cancer. This workout is easy and gentle on the joints, and it's for any age. The gentle stretching really helps with my back pain. You can do the workout standing, seated, or stan...  Read more

Back Pain and Stretching

It is sometimes really hard to workout when you have back pain. But I find that doing some light stretches be it Yoga or Regular is good to do too. Stretching helps keep you flexible and my even help with the pain....  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  Read more

Stay Active to Prevent Back Pain

The remedy for back pain used to be rest and more rest. But recent guidelines say that the key to beating back pain is in staying active. Here, how to treat and prevent an aching back. How to Treat Back PainThere's nothing like all-consuming back...  Read more

15 Ways to Prevent and Relieve Back Pain

By Sandra Gordon, Family CircleCount yourself lucky if you've never groaned about your back. Fact is, the majority of us (80 percent) will deal with back pain at some point. It's one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit. Deciding how...  Read more

Back Pain Episode 2: The Back Pain Returns

I had a short respite this past Saturday and I really thought my back was feeling better. Apparently that was my one day to feel great because yesterday it was hurting a bit but today it is terrible again. I finally called to make an appointment wi...  Read more

Back Pain

Experiencing back pain more and more. I love how the doctors told me once I lost weight my back pain would go away... nope! The pain hasn't subsided not once since losing 193 pounds and I don't think it ever will. I've tried pain medications, ice, he...  Read more