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
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm new to this board but not to Spark People. I'm using the SparkCoach program (it's pretty great, BTW), and one of the community challenges was to come to this board and discuss posture. It just so happens that years ago I posted... Read more
When I was a member of The Fat Boys Club I unknowingly discovered that if I hunched slightly forward my big belly wouldn't protrude as much. Now I stand more erect with my shoulders comfortably back. The odd thing about this was that I hadn't really... Read more
I was told once to stand tall and pull in my stomach and then tie a string around my waist and it works. When I get forgetful about remembering to stand tall, I put a string around my waist.... Read more
Hi, There, Spark Friends. I found I can improve my confidence level 50% and my stamina simply by sitting up straighter with shoulders down, back and neck straight, and head almost floating on my neck. I just know when I walk away from this computer t... Read more
I'm a tall woman (5'9") and it' difficult for me to stay straight. I have to think about it all day if I want to remind tostand tall and even when I think aboutit, my back gets tired very fast and I go back to my bad posture. The more I grow old, t... Read more
Climbing stairs burns about 10 calories a minute; tones legs, glutes, and core; and improves cardiovascular conditioning! Whether you walk it, skip a step, or sprint this is great exercise!... Read more
I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... Read more
Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs... Read more
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