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Published August 15, 2013, 11:35 PM

Prairie Fare: Nourish and exercise your muscles

As I tried to lift a heavy suitcase up some steep steps onto a bus, I discovered some of my less-used muscles were balking at the effort. Instead of straining my back and incorrectly lifting the bag in frustration, I remembered to start over. I used better body mechanics to hoist my heavy bag up the steps using my stronger leg muscles.

By: Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension Service, INFORUM

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