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
Do most people have more difficulty losing weight when they start in insulin? I'm on about 1000 cals a day and 20/30 carbs meal and having one heck of a time losing since I started on insulin.... Read more
Looking for a weight loss buddy also making progress to a fairly big goal (mine is about 70 pounds). It's my 3rd time round with Spark and I want to make this one stick! I'm 49, sit at a desk all day, trying to keep up with exercise program (tennis,... Read more
Anyone else stressed about weight loss? With 5 kids, I'm struggling to keep balance, becoming obsessive and unrealistic about what I can do day to day. I need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into family life without the guilt- so time consuming!... Read more
I started my weight loss journey in January. I went from 187 to 152. At first I had just relied on diet. Then I stepped it up to walking a few miles every day. That is how I lost that amount of weight.
A month and a half ago I decided to start... 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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