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Middle Back Pain Causes

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include: Poor posture: This is a major risk factor … Read More

Fun and Playful Memory Activities for Adults

When I was young, we had a huge cedar tree in front of our house. My two brothers and I loved that tree, as it seemed to be made for climbing. It was the perfect play tree; in it we built platforms, played games, and continually found new routes up … Read More

10 Tips For Starting a Core Strengthening Program

Before you begin an exercise program, you should be aware of guidelines that will make your workouts productive and safe. The suggestions that follow come from weight training experts, hospitals, universities, and organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine. Get the approval of your doctor before beginning an exercise … Read More

Why Should I Stretch?

Flexibility exercises like stretching and range-of-motion movements seems like the common-sense move, but many people, especially older adults, ignore their flexibility, or do exercises incorrectly, or at the wrong time, like before workouts, or do not perform them on a regular basis, so their flexibility never improves. However, strong evidence … Read More

Manage Lower Back Pain At Home

“What can I do to at home to manage back pain?”  The easy answer to this question is to stay active. Slow and steady wins the race, and the same is true in dealing with low back pain. Take it one step at a time whether you’re eager to get … Read More

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