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Flexibility At Work Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Flexibility At Work.

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Reference Guide to Stretching

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco...  Read more

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l...  Read more

6 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Flexibility

When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals.  Without giving yo...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

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

Ok, so I am needing motivation. I love working out
Updated 10/23/2014 1:40:58 AM

Ok, so I am needing motivation. I love working out, I go to the gym daily, I am very active but I want to start toning my body, get those abs I've always wanted. I haven't been seeing results, many say it's cuz I quit smoking. I'm just frustrated....  Read more

Working Out Yet stuck
Updated 10/23/2014 2:35:22 PM

Hello there!!!! 213 I have been active 5 days a week for the last one month. I am not a beginner, but not really advanced. I do HIIT on the treadmill and 2 or 3 times a week floor workouts. My weight has not changed in the last 3 weeks. It ju...  Read more

Work lunch today was success. Went to pei Wei. Tho
Updated 10/22/2014 8:51:05 PM

Work lunch today was success. Went to pei Wei. Thought there would be lots of choices boy was I wrong. Amazing to look at their menu. Lettuce wraps 670 cal. 33 g of fat. Thank goodness for spicy tuna roll 265 cal 3 g of fat. Kudos to myself today....  Read more

Avoided the treats brought to work today! Small th
Updated 10/23/2014 7:58:05 AM

Avoided the treats brought to work today! Small thing but usually something that I slip on. Especially on the first day!...  Read more

1 long work more beneficial than 3 shorter ones?
Updated 10/22/2014 4:50:54 PM

At the moment I am walking 3 times per day and wondered whether it is just as beneficial for weight loss to do this or would 1 long one be better? I walk 20 mins at about 10am, then 30 mins at lunchtime and finally I walk my puppy for about 30 m...  Read more

Flexibility

I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio....  Read more

Do your yoga!

Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in...  Read more

Dog Lovers

Anyone who does activities with their dogs, does volunteer or professional work pertaining to dogs, or just loves dogs, etc. Where we encourage laughter and participation....  Read more

The Journey Back to a Fitter Me: Finding Activities I Enjoy

Last week I started a new series about my Journey Back to a Fitter Me.  I’m trying to get back on track after having my third child, and I’m hoping that anyone who’s struggling to start and maintain a regular fitness routine wi...  Read more

Stretch Your Muscles with Strength Training

Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu...  Read more