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Stretch Back Muscles Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretch Back Muscles.

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

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

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

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

4 Ways to Stretch Smarter

I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list.  When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout.  Consequently, my body has paid the pric...  Read more

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

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

Back to tracking! I lost 30 pounds tracking and s
Updated 5/18/2015 8:56:59 PM

Back to tracking! I lost 30 pounds tracking and stopped for a few got it...gained some back and now I'm a believer...track, track, track!...  Read more

Just got back from 12 days vacation, 7 of those da
Updated 5/19/2015 5:41:16 AM

Just got back from 12 days vacation, 7 of those days were on a cruise ship. I didn't have access to SP logs or chats, so I wrote everything down, I know that kept me more accountable. I am very proud, I only Gained 1 lb! YAY! I didn't go overboard!...  Read more

disabled due to bad back.
Updated 5/18/2015 9:27:44 PM

Please help! I am 60 with a spinal cord stimulator to help control pain in my back. I enjoy walking. I have an elliptical machine but can only go slow due to back pain. I would love suggestions for exercise. 15...  Read more

Getting back to my healthy routine after being in
Updated 5/18/2015 9:29:02 PM

Getting back to my healthy routine after being in survival mode for a week with sick kids and being sick myself. Ready to be back to my routine of working out and eating consistently!...  Read more

It's been a long while! Back on Sparkpeople!
Updated 5/19/2015 9:09:41 AM

Hi there, I'm Melissa and I used Sparkpeople on & off for some years now, but it's been almost a couple of years since I've used it last. I had done Weight Watchers for a while and lost 25 pounds, but the reality is that I cannot afford the fee...  Read more


Even though stretching can seem like a waste of time, you need it for the muscles....  Read more


Every morning I do some stretching to help warm up my muscles and get me going....  Read more

On The Scale Again

This team is for those who have slipped up, gained some or all of their weight back and now want to seriously lose those extra pounds for good....  Read more

12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for...  Read more

8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips

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