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
I was a member back in 2009 I am now 70 years old and still need to get back to a descent weight. I have a lot more challenges now. My walking is almost nothing because of back pain. I was very active even with my weight two years ago. Now I walk... Read more
I've been attempting a new diet since the end of July. Trying to stay around 15 g of carbs each meal and snacks. So between 40-60/day. I've lost 12 pounds. Eggs every day for breakfast has been such a challenge, so I've tried to mix it up a little, w... Read more
Okay, LOW CARB.
Today I'm serious. I will not consume carbs from bread, pastries or starchy food.
All your carb intake should come from fruit and vegetables.
Hoping to see results. And this time I'm sticking to my diet, and it'll become a lifestyle.... Read more
A few years ago, I had a seizure and coma during the night and was in the hospital almost a week. I am one of those diabetics whose Blood Sugar drops at night as my liver kicks in to lower blood sugar. When I woke from my coma... I was a different pe... Read more
I have back problems it takes me at least 5 min. To get out of bed it.
IF i set to long i have to hobble around untill i can walk regular, i have skin problems so i cannot go to the pool at the ymca like i want to. Doctors r not helping for 9 years... 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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