Low Back Muscle Spasm

What Is Low Back Muscle Spasm? One presentation of low back pain is muscle spasm. This can accompany a low back strain or many other lumbar spine diagnoses. Low back muscle spasm presents as sudden, severe pain in part of the low back with decreased ability to move it for a time. For example, you …

Why should you take better care of your body?

1. It is the only body God gave you.2. Your body will thank you when you are older.3. Taking care of it now will make your life easier down the road.4. It’s just like your favorite car: take care of it, and it will run longer.5. You will feel great and look great!6. To set …

Healthier Valentine’s date ideas

1. Walk around downtown, the park, the beach or a lake. 2. Play your favorite sport together. 3. Visit your favorite museum that you have not frequented in years. 4. Dine out for sushi. 5. Eat a salmon filet at your favorite seafood restaurant. 6. For those farther north: Build a snowman together and have …

Health/Fitness Review: Gold’s Gym

My review of Gold’s Gym (Village at Sandhill in Columbia, SC) The facility is a good size, with 3 main workout areas. The largest one has around 15 treadmills, 15 elliptical machines, 8 stationary bikes, 3 stair climbers, 1 upper body bike and a lot of machine weights.¬† The second area has around 8 treadmills, …

10 most convenient ways to exercise

1. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Take your dogs. Take your kids. Walk to the park instead of driving. Walk 10 blocks instead of taking the subway or taxi. Look for an excuse to get out of the house! 2. Walk around the block on your lunch break. If you have an hour …

Top 7 reasons why sitting causes back pain

1. Most people sit with slouched posture, which puts your low back in a rounded or flexed position for hours each day. Our backs were not made to stay in one position all the time. This can cause future problems in the spine such as arthrits, herniated disks, and sciatica. 2. People who sit at …

How To Improve SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE

Do you ever get annoyed when you are relaxing and you get interrupted?¬†Picture this: you work all day, go to the gym, eat supper, get your children into bed, take a shower, and finally at 10 pm you are ready to relax (or just sleep). The moment you sit down to watch House Hunters, your …

The common sense DIET

1. Eat smaller portions. You may be surprised at how little food can fill you up and hold you over until the next meal. Learn to listen to your body to tell you when to eat and when to stop eating.2. Keep yourself busy. That gives you less time to sit down and munch on …

BALANCE for Pain Prevention

Balance exercise helps to strengthen your legs and core, which helps to decrease your risk for joint pain and injuries. So here is one way I add balance exercise to my usual routine. First, pick a standing activity that takes you at least one-two minutes (for me, it is blow-drying my hair, which takes much …

How to PREVENT PAIN when relaxing

If you are like my husband, you like to sit back and chill when you get the chance. Of course, with two babies, he doesn’t get that chance very often… (I am the opposite; when the kids are asleep, I start cooking, cleaning and blogging). So while you are watching your favorite team or holiday …