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
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
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
Any diet and exercise tips are very welcome. I worked out for months and didn't see much result wise, I also didn't do well with eating. I am now back into exercising and am trying to eat 5 small meals a day anyone else have any success that way?... Read more
I just toggled the add calories from exercise to your calorie total to OFF. I am super nervous about that. I'm afraid I will fail and I am already at 700 calories today with only 800 left.... Read more
Activity/Fitness/exercise Buddy wanted San Antonio Texas northeast area-Converse TX usually do in morning between 5 am and end no later than 10 am when I need to be at work #help #fitness #exercise #motivation #support #buddy... Read more
I have really upped my exercise due to the summer garden on top of my morning walk. I still have 170 lbs more to go so I am very heavy on my feet My problem is that my heel has cracked open and is very painful. I never go barefooted. Any suggestions?... Read more
I keep moving throughout the day. Work requires that I stand and when I don't have guests I use the time to do Qi Gong exercises:moving my hands, wrists, fingers, stretching wrists to avoid carpel tunnel,shifting weight from one foot to the other, do... Read more
As long as no one is watching or waiting to come up the stairs behind me, I try and stand on the bottom step, holding the bannister and stretch the backs of my calves by dropping my heels down hard. I don't find that normal calf stretches have much e... Read more
Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t... Read more
I was not blessed with natural flexibility. Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes. My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past.&n... Read more
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