Daily Archives: July 9, 2019





Horoscope ♉: 07/09/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Don’t concern yourself with getting more. Concentrate on what you already have, Taurus. Work with whatever resonates within you. You instinctively know what does and doesn’t work. Don’t waste your time on meaningless issues. Focus on priorities. The more balanced and stable your emotions can be today, the more prosperity will come into your life.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Cheltenham International Festival of Music

Today’s Holiday:
Cheltenham International Festival of Music

Established in 1945 to give first performances of works by British composers, the two-week Cheltenham International Festival of Music has since expanded its scope considerably. Its musical repertoire now includes both British and foreign composers offering operas as well as symphonic, chamber, and choral music. Special master classes are also offered each year on such subjects as string quartets, piano trios, and brass instruments. Recitals and chamber music concerts are held in the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Spa’s most important Regency structure. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Calvin (1509)

Today’s Birthday:
John Calvin (1509)

Calvin was a French theologian and a major figure of the Protestant Reformation. In 1531, he became part of a movement that emphasized salvation by grace rather than by works. By 1555, Calvin had succeeded in establishing a theocracy in Geneva, where he served as pastor and head of the Genevan Academy and wrote the sermons, biblical commentaries, and letters that form the basis of Calvinism. What theologian, whose arrest was ordered by Calvin, was burned atop a pyre of his own books? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) Formed (2000)

This Day in History:
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) Formed (2000)

EADS is one of the world’s largest aerospace companies. It was formed in 2000 from the merger of Aerospatiale Matra of France, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace of Germany, and Construcciones Aeronáuticas S.A. of Spain. Responsible for the final assembly of Airbus aircraft, it is one of the top makers of commercial and military aircraft. It is also one of the major arms manufacturers in Europe, and its divisions also produce communications systems, space rockets, and satellites. Where is it based? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes

Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

Love is invisible, and comes in and goes out as he likes, without anyone calling him to account for what he does. More…


Article of the Day: Pliny’s Natural History

Article of the Day:
Pliny’s Natural History

Pliny the Elder was a Roman scholar famous for his Historia Naturalis—Natural History—an encyclopedia published in 77 CE. His one surviving work, it is divided into 37 books that survey all the known sciences of the day, notably geography, anthropology, zoology, mineralogy, and botany. Although the work was the European authority on scientific matters up to the Middle Ages, it is of uneven accuracy. Pliny was in the process of revising the work when he died observing what disaster? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: from cover to cover

Idiom of the Day:
from cover to cover

Thoroughly and/or in its entirety (referring to a book that has been read from front cover to back cover). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: squander

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Spend thoughtlessly; throw away.

Synonyms: waste, blow

Usage: Each man swore that for once he would be sensible and not squander his money.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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17 Back Muscles That Cause the MOST Back Pain (and how to get RELIEF!)


17 Back Muscles That Cause the Most Back Pain (and how to get relief!)

Back pain is one of the top reasons for missed work and second only to upper-respiratory infections for causing doctor visits.
Most of the time, back muscle pain is diagnosed then “treated” with little more than a prescription of rest, painkillers and muscle relaxants.
Follow this advice and you’re taking one more step down the path to more serious back pain – and possibly doctor-recommended back surgery to deal with it.
And it’s all because you’ve never been told why you have back muscle pain – or how to get lasting relief by treating the cause rather than the symptoms.
That all ends today as we pull back the covers and see exactly what is going on… why your back hurts… which muscles are behind your back pain… and most importantly, what you can do about it (besides taking more pain pills).

Why your back muscles hurt

This may sound suspiciously like common sense, but your back muscles hurt when you pull them too far or place them under too much strain.
But contrary to common misperception, the underlying cause of this back muscle pain is notpoor posture, how much you exercise or even your genetic history.
Instead, poor posture can be strong evidence of the real cause. Exercise of the wrong kind can make it worse (but the right kind can relieve your pain). And the good news is you cando something about this underlying cause of back pain – regardless of your genetics.
The root cause of virtually all non-trauma related back muscle pain – and a major contributor to many back conditions like herniated discs – are muscle imbalances.
One way to visualize muscle imbalances and how they cause back pain is to think of your car. If the wheels are out of alignment, the tires will wear unevenly, making them more susceptible to an early blowout.
Imbalanced muscles do the same thing to your back. Muscle pain results when one muscle or group of muscles overpowers an opposing set of muscles that get stretched out of shape.
And here’s the kicker… many of the muscles affecting your back pain aren’t in your back!
For example, sitting all day long leads to weak abs, glutes, and hamstrings which go unused much of the day. In the meanwhile, your hip flexors, quadriceps and lumbar muscles remain tight to keep you in an upright position.
Over time, this imbalance between the muscles of your lower back, legs and stomach can cause severe lower back muscle pain – even when you’re not sitting down.
This video explains how muscle imbalances affect your pain, and how to fix them.

So which muscles are behind your back pain? Let’s take a quick look at the four most common postural dysfunctions behind nearly all back pain… and the muscles behind those dysfunctions.

Forward head and neck

If you’re wondering what muscles cause neck pain, these are some of the culprits. Forward head posture and shoulders rounded forward are common signs of this set of muscle imbalances.
For every inch your head moves forward out of alignment from your shoulders, your neck effectively carries an additional ten pounds of weight. Forward head and neck postural dysfunction is a frequent cause of neck and upper back pain, not to meuscles:

Tight muscles:

Anterior deltoid


Latissimus dorsi

Weak muscles:

Middle trapezius

Lower trapezius


Teres minor

Forward tipped pelvis

By far the most common postural dysfunction we see, a forward tipped pelvis is extremely common among office workers, truck drivers and others who spend a large portion of each day sitting.
A forward tipped pelvis is also the most common cause of lower back muscle pain. Let’s take a look at muscles that cause lower back pain.

Tight muscles:


Hip flexors


Weak muscles:




Backward tipped pelvis

The opposite of a forward tipped pelvis, a backward tipped pelvis is the least common of the four primary postural dysfunctions behind back muscle pain. It’s most frequently found in the older population.

Tight muscles:


Upper abdominal



Weak muscles:

Thoracic erector spinae

Hip flexors


High hip

A misaligned pelvis (one side higher than the other) is often related to back pain or restriction in movement that affects one side of your body more than the other. Here are some of the muscles that cause hip pain when they’re too tight or weak.

Tight muscles:

Quadratus lumborum



Weak muscles:



Back muscle pain relief in two simple steps

You may have one, two or even three different postural dysfunctions. Identifying which postural dysfunction(s) you have will give you the insight you need to eliminate the muscle imbalances behind your back pain using muscle balance therapy.
Don’t let the formal name throw you off, though. The concept is actually very simple:
1) Identify which muscles are weak and strengthen them through targeted exercise
2) Identify which muscles are tight and relieve the tightness through targeted stretching.
Once the tight muscles have relaxed and weak muscles have been strengthened enough to carry their normal load, your body will naturally return to a neutral posture — relieving back muscle pain and most other back pain, neck pain and sciatica pain in the process.
But there is a catch: you must accurately identify the muscle imbalances you have and use the correct stretches and exercises or you may accidentally strengthen or stretch the wrong muscles, leaving you in pain longer.