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7210-mind6According to the August ’13 Reader’s Digest, “Walking may ease low-back pain just as well as physical therapy.” The relevant study had subjects walk on a treadmill for 40 minutes at a moderate intensity twice a week.

Six weeks later they had significantly less low-back pain and stronger back and abdominal muscles. Of course, if you’ve smashed your back with heavy squats, you probably won’t be able to walk at all.

—Steve Holman

 

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