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
My friend commented that I was so slim in my 30s but now that I m in my early 40s, I m fat! With a lower belly pooch.
I m so frustrated I could scream!
I have been walking morning and evening and starting Pilates again but took a break this... Read more
After losing 24lbs in in 20 weeks, felt good, got off my diabetic meds, felt so positive....what the heck happened?
Well, I had a couple of physical setbacks, that gradually let my mind-set change back to it's old way of thinking, which caused me... Read more
I was going to write and ask why the friend feed only went back a few hours when I realized that the prev and next buttons were displaying under an Ad to the right. Is this by design or an error?
I preferred it below the last post.
Thanks.... Read more
Hello all! I'm starting at sparkpeople again after 2 years and wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. I've started the 10 min exercise challenge (something I have always been inconsistent with) and am implementing the trim healthy mama plan. Sta... 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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