If you're on of those who love to exercise but pay the price with a stiff lower back afterwards this is for you!
One of my good friends is a nurse practitioner as well as a personal trainer- she said to take one aspirin(or 2 baby aspirin) prior to my longer bouts of walking or running & it will help me have a better workout- and no lower back pain at the end- or afterwards! It works like a charm!
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Walnuts towards the end of a meal can help prevent the hazards that fatty food can do to the arteries and I just read that walnuts can help with back pain...they are very low in sugar and high in dietary fiber and lower the blood cholesterol levels by lowering the LDL ...Walnuts are good for your mood and 7 Walnuts halves can be good for your heart and arteries. How about a walnut raspberry salad? Yum
I have found that I CAN jog, but I do not run downhill. The impact causes major pain in my hips, knees and feet. If I do intervals, where I only run the uphills and flats on my 5 mile route, I avoid the pain and still get that heart rate buzzing!
According to Garry D'Brant D.C., you can loosen tight muscles and prevent pain from involuntary spasms of lower back muscles by doing the following. Make two fists, reach around to the middle of your back and rub up and down your spine in a circular motion.
May 9 issue of Woman's World magazine.
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