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Stress And Lower Back Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stress And Lower Back Pain.

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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

Now & Zen: Easy Relaxation Techniques

People are busier than ever in today’s fast and furious lifestyle. This constant stress can have a negative impact on your health, contributing to ailments like insomnia, emotional overeating and high blood pressure. Unless you’re lucky e...  Read more

The Healing Power of Touch

It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ...  Read more

How to Stop a Migraine in Its Tracks

If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr...  Read more

Anyone else's knees and back hurt them when first
Updated 10/23/2014 10:11:04 PM

Anyone else's knees and back hurt them when first starting to work out? Been doing the elliptical a half hour a day most days and mine are killing me. Don't want to stop though....  Read more

Back again!
Updated 10/24/2014 9:55:53 PM

Hi everyone, My name's Rebecca, and I'm back to being active with Sparkpeople. I had great success a few years ago where I dropped forty pounds, and I've managed to keep most of it off. However, the scale is creeping back up, my double-chin is m...  Read more

Hello everyone! I'm trying to get back on track an
Updated 10/23/2014 2:25:06 PM

Hello everyone! I'm trying to get back on track and so far eating better is going great but I have no motivation to exercise :( I work a full time job and just placed my mom in an assisted living facility and other stress. Any tips??!! Thanks!...  Read more

eating at high end or low end calorie limit?
Updated 10/24/2014 9:08:49 PM

Hi all, when I started my weight loss journey over a year ago I ate at the very low end of my calorie limit. I did lose weight but felt tired... this time I switched around I am eating at the high end for the past 3 weeks. I have not lost any pounds...  Read more

Does anyone have a week a month where they go back
Updated 10/23/2014 1:55:55 PM

Does anyone have a week a month where they go back up a couple of pounds? I've been losing steadily but it is still frustrating. It's not tied to my TOM, so I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this....  Read more

Make "Laughter" a daily goal

Laughter immediately reduces stress and blood pressure, reduces the body's ability to feel pain, increases self esteem and brain function...and makes obstacles easier!...  Read more

Computer abs tightening exercise is working for me.

I used coach Nicole's video and she stressed pull in the abs when walking. Many rainy days I did not walk outdoors. I did videos they are not so easy to pull in abs.I was doing an exercise at the computer and realised my abs are much tighter. Now i s...  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

19 Reasons Why You Need Yoga in Your Life

When I tell people that I practice and teach yoga, I hear one of two responses from those who've never tried it: "I always wanted to try yoga." "I could never do yoga because I can't (insert physical limitation here...  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