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Back Pain Stretch Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Pain Stretch.

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

Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

Would you push through the aches and pains?
Updated 7/8/2014 8:11:49 PM

I did a 25 minute Jane Fonda workout on Sunday. I took a break on Monday. Now it's Tuesday and I still have aches and pains all over. Would you push through and do a workout today anyway? I have planned a 50 minute Latin dance workout for today but I...  Read more

Back at Spark
Updated 7/12/2014 11:35:40 AM

Committing to this is everything. I stopped for no good reason. Left Hip flexor injury and right sprained ankle made me miserable. Got back into the water for therapy and now back to this....  Read more

I am back..have been for a couple of weeks...
Updated 7/7/2014 1:13:10 PM

I am very excited about this time...this is the longest I have ever tracked my calories. And I have to say I am under 170 pounds!!! it's been a long time since I have been under 170...My husband is doing this with me and it has helped him doing it wi...  Read more

Back at it...again
Updated 7/7/2014 8:23:30 AM

Hey everyone! I'm Jess, once upon a time I was fit and healthy. I got married, had a baby, blinked and I was 100 lbs over weight. *sigh* I've spent the last 5 years in this whirlwind of gaining weight, trying to lose weight, gaining it back and fee...  Read more

The Pains of Green Smoothies
Updated 7/10/2014 12:42:48 AM

Hello all I (very) recently have started including green smoothies as a meal replacement for breakfast and lunch. An example recipe includes: 1/2 cup kale 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal 1 spoonful of sunflower seeds Frozen b...  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

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

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

8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips

The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips.  What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi...  Read more

12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for...  Read more