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11/30/12 7:03 P

You're right.
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11/30/12 2:42 P

Lindsay,

If breathing deeply is causing you pain, that's a signal to lay off any exercise. If you can't breather properly, that's no good.

It stinks to be sick and injured, but these things happen. Taking a few days off really is the best thing you can do for your body. Because you have to ask yourself this question,"do you want to take a few days off now or would you rather take a few weeks off later to recover from surgery ?"

Just be mindful of what you eat and you really will be okay. One or even two weeks off from your regular routine will not derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss. You're going to have to sit tight or risk a worse injury if you try to exercise while you and your back are both in weakened states because of the cold and muscle pull.


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11/30/12 2:16 P

Thanks for the reply-
I've been sick on top of this new muscle pull, so I haven't exercised much all week. And no, I didn't gain any weight because I ate healthy, but I didn't lose any, either!

I was hoping there was some magical exercise I could do that wouldn't make my back muscle more sore. Even super deep breaths hurt. Darnit.

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11/30/12 2:04 P

Hi, Lindsay !

If you have a pulled muscle in your back, you really should lay off ANY exercise for a couple of days. Give your back muscles a chance to heal. You will not derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss if you can't exercise for a couple of days. Back injuries (even a muscle pull) can be tricky things. One wrong move and you could be laid up for several days, not a couple.

Thus the need to be careful. As long as you are mindful of what you eat, you will not gain any weight because you can't exercise.





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11/30/12 1:48 P

So I don't know how I did this, but I pulled a muscle in my upper to mid back, the muscle on the left side. It hurts to twist my body. Aside from walking/jogging, what else can I do? I don't want to hurt it more but I also don't want to limit myself to walking, so I was wondering if any of you fitness gurus had some suggestions of things (at home- no gym membership) I could do. Thanks!

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