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
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
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
I definitely need to cut back on my carbs and add more fruit/veggies as well. 1200 calories isn't much, but it's what the Dr. and nutritionist/dietician orderd. #diettraining #gettingfit #loosingweight... Read more
Hurt my back. 😕 I may have to skip out on exercise this week. I'm not depressed about it, I'm taking it in stride. Sometimes you gotta listen to the body. I guess I get to focus solely on diet. I'm good with that. #staypositive... Read more
I hate to admit I have stretch marks from my weight and it is very noticeable. Does it fade with the weight loss ? Or do I have to use something like a cream? Does anybody have the same problem?
#help... Read more
Down 15 lbs and 25 to go to get back to the weight I was 4 yrs ago pre-injury. I'm hereby forgiving myself for gaining the weight. We all have our ups and downs in life, reasons we gained. Forgive yourself, learn from it, and be better everyday.... Read more
Stretching, in its most basic form, is a natural and automatic action. People often stretch instinctively after waking from sleep or after long periods of inactivity.While the benefits of daily exercise are numerous and well known, the benefits of a... Read more
Can Exercise Control Back Pain?10 Rules for Exercising When You're SickMost people know regular exercise will improve their appearance and general health, but few realize the positive effects that good physical conditioning can have on their low back... 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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