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
I seem to be switching from my air based popcorn popper to one that uses oil. The results seem better but the oil effectively doubles the calories. Does anyone know of a low cal or better yet a no cal oil that I can use to make the popcorn. I've b... Read more
I have been away from good habits and Sparkpeople for a bit of time now and it is definitely showing on the scale. I am feeling really stressed with life in general and need to get back to the drawing board here. Being over 50, not only is the scale... Read more
I reached my goal weight but I'd like to drop my body fat another percentage point. Is it possible to lower my body fat without being at a caloric deficit? If so, how do I go about it?
Currently, I run or use the elliptical three days a week. I... Read more
In winter I kinda live on soups, but am bored of my standbys, which include weightwatchers sweet and sour asian soup, minestrone, split pea with apple, mushroom barley, and butternut squash.
what are your favorite "meal in a bowl" go-to choices?... Read more
About 4 years ago i started a journey and this site was my saving grace. I lost almost 60 pounds and kept it off for 2 years. Then i changed jobs and I slowly put on 45 pounds again. I am here to get myself back down and be healthy again. I created a... 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
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
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