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Strained Stomach Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Stomach Muscle.

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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

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

An Exercise in Proper Breathing

Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air...  Read more

9 Foods that are Good for Your Gut

Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme...  Read more

How a Good Gut Keeps You Healthy

You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria. ...  Read more

To gain muscle: eat more protein, lift HEAVY weigh
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To gain muscle: eat more protein, lift HEAVY weights. I use Stronglifts 5x5 program. It's a good base to start, with simple exercises (watch videos on form). I usually add in some extras. Don't get down if you gain weight and lose inches, though....  Read more

upper stomach hard/bigger than lower belly
Updated 6/22/2015 11:55:49 AM

I have always been shaped like an eggplant - smaller upper half, bigger bottom half. The only good thing about it was that I always had a smaller, flatter upper abdomen. After years of being heavy and having 2 kids, now I have the severe mother's apr...  Read more

What KENDILYNN said. Your muscles are retaining wa
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What KENDILYNN said. Your muscles are retaining water to help with the post-workout repair process. Keep up your good work (and ignore the suggestion to use money-wasting body wraps)....  Read more

Sorry, but our bodies don't gain muscle that fast.
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Sorry, but our bodies don't gain muscle that fast. On the bright side, it's likely just water retention *in* your muscles. When you start/increase/change your exercise, they hold onto extra water help repair themselves. It's totally normal....  Read more

Anyone else really love that twitchy, warm muscle
Updated 6/20/2015 10:25:04 AM

Anyone else really love that twitchy, warm muscle feeling after some good cardio? Just finished a dance walk video with Jessica Smith TV and my legs feel alive!...  Read more

Suck The Gut!

Sucking in the stomach muscles as often as you can not only works those muscles...it makes our profile in the mirror slimmer...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  Read more

What's Your Bone Health IQ?

Even if you didn't drink your milk or exercise as much as you should have when you were younger, you can still strengthen your frame. Take our quiz and learn the simple secrets to staying structurally sound.1.    Getting enough cal...  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