Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
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I have a gym membership but all I really do there is run. I'd really like to start strength training (machines and free weights) but I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm so confused by the rules, how many pounds to use and when, what to eat, how ofte... Read more
I had a car accident back in November and I did some damage to my neck and back. I have received word from my physiotherapist and doctor that I can do some light exercise. Any suggestions on what would be a good way to start.... Read more
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i have displayed my weight on my ticker on the team posts and it says I am 190 kg not 190 lb. I did have a lovely supportive email from a lady called Jane but I felt a bit of a fraud as she clearly though... Read more
I've just joined in order to force myself to face up to the fact that I weighed under 140 pounds my entire adult life. Always looked fine and wore whatever I wanted in a size 10. Menopause has slowed my metabolism down, my waist has disappeared and m... Read more
Hi there everyone I am new to Sparkpeople and was wondering.... before I enter my first weight loss, is there away to change the starting weight? I am eager to know so that I can start tracking weight loss. I'm afraid if I start entering that data, t... Read more
Most people think weight loss consists of exercising and fasting, but the real solution is to exercise AND eat (the correct amount of course - 1500-1800 calories). If you eat too little, your body stores everything because it doesn't know when its ne... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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