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December 15, 2003

Prevent A Back Attack

This is a great article from Seattle on how to prevent back pain and what to do if you do injure your back. While massage is proven to help folks with back pain, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Hoy believes in stretching everything to prevent lower back injuries, not just the legs. "Arms, shoulders, chest, hamstrings. The whole body. The spine is affected by everything we do."

Of course, I advocate yoga (see video). Watch your weight, quit smoking, and get regular exercise (you don't need as much as you think to maintain a healthy back).

Posted by linda at December 15, 2003 2:28 PM

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