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
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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
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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
Had muscles strains on both my claves since Good Friday. Have no idea how I strain them, since my last exercise was two days before the strain. Have been out from exercise for almost a weeks now. It is upsetting especially when I got my exercise mome... Read more
My weight loss journey goes up and down, on and off.
This time I am determined and focused to lose 24 cm from my waist.
My food intake is good; no sugar, no processed foods, vegetable based meals.
Today I began to exercise. My short term... Read more
Hello everyone, I have never done an on-line diet before and have never posted anything personal about myself. A little about me, I have been yo-yo dieting since I was 10 yrs. I was very thin as a child and as a teen, but after two kids, you know ho... Read more
Hello. I am not exactly new to sparkpeople but I am back after a long time. I have tried so many times to eat healthier and exercise but I just don't have enough will power. I am trying it again in hopes to get healthier and more fit. I would appre... Read more
Hi there! So a few years ago my doctor told me I had and under active thyroid. While it wasn't too severe, I still have to take .5 gram of medicine every morning to balance it out. With the medicine my numbers are fine but I have heard a lot about ho... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... 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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