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5 Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Back Pain

An acupuncturist spent a decade studying cultures with low rates of back pain, this is what she learned. Most American suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives, and for many of us…

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How to Stimulate All 5 Senses Through Massage

Picture this: You're lying down with your eyes closed, blissed out and as relaxed as can be. You're inhaling crisp, sweet air as layers of pillow-y softness cradle your body. Strong hands are strategi…

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What Prolonged Sitting and Standing Does to Your Body

You've probably already heard the new fear-mongered saying: "Sitting is the new smoking." If you work in an office where you sit in front of a computer for most of the day, this news has probably desc…

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Back or Joint Pain? This Herb can Help

Anyone with back pain knows how difficult it can be to get lasting relief. A long-standing Native American herbal remedy can help, according to research in the journal Phytotherapy Research. Native Am…

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Best Sex Positions for Back Pain

A couple months ago, researchers published a study that found the best sex positions for men with bad backs. That was great for men, but didn't do much for women. Well, good news, ladies, because now …

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10 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain, you know how it can make even the most basic tasks seen daunting. Something as simple as leaning over can set off those poor, aching muscles. The yoga poses below …

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3 Exercises to Treat Back Pain

Shortly after Jon Boyle, 23, competed in his first triathlon in 2005, he developed pain in his lower back and right shoulder. It bothered him most when he ran, but also while riding his bike and sit…

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4 Gardening Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Spending time in the garden is always a welcome activity after a long, cold winter. The sunshine feels good, and the fresh air brings hope for many enjoyable summer days to come. However, gardening ca…

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5 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain

If you're coping with lower back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. We've rounded up some basic yoga poses to help  relieve pain in your low back. When you're dealing with low back pain, yo…

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6 Tips For Avoiding Back Pain During Sex

By Connie Merk for YourTango.com. For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it's associ…

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Meditation and Yoga breathing helps too!

Beautiful cat picture, wouldn't be game to wash Saff. I care for my hands more. Ouchhhhhh. TYFS.

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Thanks for the tips.