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An Easy Fix for Better Posture and Less Back Pain (With Giveaway!)

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Ever had back pain? Wish you had better posture? Most of us can probably say "yes" to at least one --- if not both --- of these questions. I myself am lucky enough to have never had back problems (knock on wood, yo!), but my posture isn't the greatest. And seeing that I can sit for hours at a time …
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In a Nutshell, ThermaCare Rocks (And It’s Your Last Chance to Win Some!)

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The following post is sponsored by ThermaCare. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Since June, we've been telling you about how ThermaCare has helped us to live active, healthy—and pain-free—lives, no matter what kind of soreness a workout throws at us. I can say, from personal experience, …
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Beating Pain During 10K Training With ThermaCare (With Giveaway!)

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The following post is sponsored by ThermaCare. For our sponsored post policy, click here. You'll hear more about this in the coming weeks, but we FBGs are training for the Rock 'n' Roll 10k in Brooklyn this October. And since I haven't run a race since, oh, this 5K, I've had my work cut out for …
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Beating Pain in Paradise—With Giveaway!

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The following post is sponsored by ThermaCare. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I had planned on going to backpacking in the Tetons for vacation this year, but as luck would have it, I got an amazing offer to hang out on the beaches of Jamaica instead. While I'll detail more about my …
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My Secret Weapon for Overcoming CrossFit Soreness (And How You Can Win It!)

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The following post is sponsored by ThermaCare. For our sponsored post policy, click here. If you've ever done any kind of intense exercise, you know one thing that usually is a byproduct of said activity: soreness. Like the kind where it takes a bit of time and a big ol' groan to get out of bed. …
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Because Pain Is No Bueno: Rally for Relief with ThermaCare (With Giveaway!)

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The following post is sponsored by ThermaCare. For our sponsored post policy, click here. You know what totally stinks? Back pain. And soreness. The really icky kind that keeps you from doing the workouts and activities you love like hiking, biking and skiing. Yeah, stuff that keeps you on the …
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What To Do When Back Pain Throws a Wrench In Your Workout

Simple moves like lunges can strengthen muscles and prevent back pain. Credit: lululemon athletica

There's nothing like a little back pain to throw a total wrench into your workout plan. And I don't know how many times I've heard people forgo different exercises because they don't want to "throw their back out." While people suffer from and talk about back pain a lot, there doesn't seem to be a …
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A Visit With the Knot Whisperer

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Oh, how I love a good massage. When my chiropractor told me massages were part of the type of therapy and healing she practiced, my back perked up a bit. I always assumed massages were a luxury that the fortunate got for birthdays and really bad days. I never knew that a good massage can actually …
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