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
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 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
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
If it wasnt for me discovering low carb back in feb 2014, day after the superbowl im not sure what I was gonna do. I can't stick to a low fat, 1200-1500 calorie a day diet, my food cravings were nonstop 24/7. carbs, weather its fruit, 100% whole whea... Read more
So I have lost all motivation to loose weight at the moment my mind is not in it I don't want to go to the gym I don't want to do pt nothing I have put weight on stopped coke for 2 weeks but drinking it again now :( I want to give it up and not drink... Read more
I was 200 pounds 15 years ago, I gained 300 pounds on fast food and chinese buffet. in December 2014, I was saving for gastric surgery, I have a serious food addiction nothing could control my appetite or constant food cravings. a month later I was d... Read more
I am lowering my carb intake to 60 grams a day because I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. How much should I increase my protein and fat? The auto setting says 60-165 g of protein & 34 -74 g fat.... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o... Read more
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