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Low Back Pain Relief

I don’t know why exactly, but one Sunday morning I woke up with excruciating lower back pain on my left side. Had I slept weirdly? Was it an accumulation of small insults? Who knows. All I knew was I couldn’t take a deep breath or raise my left arm because…
  • Cheryl Suchors |
  • March 16, 2020
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Prime Picks

Prime Pick: Personalized CBD Products to Ease Back Pain

You've probably heard a lot about CBD recently. We've published several articles about CBD: what it is, different products and possible medical uses among other topics. But when we heard about Equilibria, premium CBD products with personalized support, we were intrigued. Equilibria promises high-quality CBD. They work directly with a…
  • Prime Women |
  • February 19, 2020
Fitness

5-Minute Yoga For Open Hips and Lower Back

This yoga to open hips and stretch the lower back is part of the Prime Women 30-Day Fitness Challenge. If you haven’t yet, get all the details and learn how you can participate! All you need is 5 minutes a day for 30 days to commit to a healthier you! >JOIN…
  • Nicole Payseur |
  • January 10, 2020
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Fitness

5-Minute Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Back

This 3 part yoga sequence for back stretching is part of the Prime Women 30-Day Fitness Challenge. If you haven’t yet, get all the details and learn how you can participate! All you need is 5 minutes a day for 30 days to commit to a healthier you! Complete Day 4:…
  • Nicole Payseur |
  • January 7, 2020
A story of progress and pain after a knee replacement.
Wellness

Knee Replacement Surgery: A Personal Story of Pain and Progress

My left knee had been bothering me. I thought, ignore it and it will go away, and it worked for a while! Then came the day when I couldn’t ignore it anymore. Walking in front of a nurse at my doctor's office, she said, “You’d better get that knee looked…
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • October 25, 2019
Fitness

Stretch! 5 Yoga Poses to Ease Back Pain

When your back hurts, there's nothing like some good stretches to release tightness and gently nudge your spine back into alignment. While you'll benefit in many areas of your body, this collection of stretches are yoga poses for back pain specifically. > STUDIES FIND THAT YOGA HELPS DEPRESSION: SAY OM…
  • Prime Women |
  • June 29, 2019
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Fitness

Will CBD help the pain in your joints and muscles?

Sponsored Post The sudden onslaught of twinges, tweaks, aches and things that suddenly go *ping* can seriously make us question that whole “age is just a number” philosophy. I’m a distance runner, so being in some amount of pain somewhere nearly all the time isn’t that unusual for me. However,…
  • Shannon Perry |
  • June 21, 2019
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Food and Wine

A Wine Lover’s Favorite: Spain’s Priorat at the Foot of “God’s Ladder”

The Priorat wine region is located just two hours southwest of Barcelona and sits at the foot of the magnificent Montsant Mountains (Serra de Montsant means “Holy Mountain Range.”) The wines of Priorat are considered some of the world’s finest. The landscape begs for a leisurely hike from village to…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • January 21, 2019
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Fitness

5 Knee Exercises to Reduce Pain and Injury

When your knees hurt, it’s hard to exercise. Knee pain that you experience during, or after, exercise can be enough to deter you from even trying. If you’re a woman over 55, you’re at a greater chance for developing osteoarthritis (OA), the wear and tear type of stress that occurs…
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • October 5, 2018
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Fitness

4 Exercise Mistakes That Could Harm Your Back

The devil is in the details. So it is with exercise! Small mistakes that could be causing back pain often lurk not in the exercises themselves, but in subtle ways you’re holding yourself as you do them. Here are the 4 things you may be doing that can harm your…
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • September 1, 2018
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Fitness

Video: Lower Body Exercise Without Lunges or Squats for Prime Women

Want to do lower body exercise but find squats and lunges just aren't possible without joint pain? Never fear. We have tapped our friend and contributing fitness editor, Debra Atkinson of Flipping Fifty, to show us how to work our glutes and hammies safely. She walks us through finding the right…
  • Prime Women |
  • November 8, 2017
neck pain
Fitness

Release, Restore, and Strengthen to Reduce Your Neck Pain

You look down at your computer. You sometimes sit there for hours. After dinner, you relax by plopping your iPad or laptop on your lap and stare down at social media. There's even a new term for what we are doing to our neck. "Text neck" is the modern term for…
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • October 10, 2017