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
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Give it time MLLB. It takes time for weight loss to kick in sometimes, it's often a slow process, and all of our journeys are unique. Keep at it and I believe you will get the results you're looking for.... Read more
So on here there is the goal weight loss chart is there anyway to adjust that? I'm losing weight but the chart keeps telling me I should be 10lbs lighter. I'd love to push my self to be there but I'm constantly getting sick (2 weeks out of the month)... Read more
Hi all-I don't usually post much, just lurking around in the background, and reading and absorbing as much as possible, but I am at a definite standstill. I have done everything I can think of to lose this edema, but so far it doesn't budge. I've bee... Read more
I joined Spark yesterday and I have been on-line doing different research and reading up on nutritiion and weight loss. I took a few tests that all said I have a Mixed Metabolic Rate, which means I should be eating approximately eq... 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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