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
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
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
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
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
Wow, great to hear what other's do with the late night eating. Thank you for what works for you.
Last night I had some oatmeal with casein, nuts and berries with a teaspoon of good quality dark chocolate power in it. This was suggested by coach an... Read more
I just had to vent and see if there is anyone else out there that has the same issue. I started at my current company five months ago and I absolutely love it. The work is great, my boss is a sweetheart, my co-workers are kind....but there... Read more
My sidebar shows I have 210 fitness minutes for December but my fitness tracker shows the 260 minutes I have worked out for the month.
The two trackers have always agreed until this week. Can someone help please?... Read more
I am a 56 yr old post menapausal women.I was the chubby child-that became an obese women.But at 22 I was 205 and LOST 75 POUNDS.How well its complicated: I did take diet pills back then,I also completly changed the quality and quanti... Read more
i need help. please provide me with some suggestions for healthy eating at work. the easiest snack to grab from the desk is full of salt and sugar and very unhealthy. i need something to tide me through the day in between meals. any suggestions?... Read more
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
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
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
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