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Stretching For Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching For Flexibility.

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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

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  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

6 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Flexibility

When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals.  Without giving yo...  Read more

this morning I woke up stretched and got leg cramp
Updated 11/6/2014 4:10:27 PM

this morning I woke up stretched and got leg cramps. Anyone know what causes them? I'm drinking plenty of water and exercise 30 minutes a day....  Read more

Stretching (and walking) question
Updated 11/2/2014 5:34:55 PM

I was reading an article in a fitness magazine that was talking about beginning a walking program. The suggestion was that before walking you should be stretching so that your muscles were ready to walk; then walking at 80% of your planned speed for...  Read more

Affirmation for the day: the stretch marks I was g
Updated 9/20/2014 2:13:12 PM

Affirmation for the day: the stretch marks I was gaining on my inner legs are dissapearing. The color anyway! Good to see!...  Read more

Should I be stretching before my long walks?
Updated 8/29/2014 3:18:09 PM

I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an...  Read more

Wrist/biceps stretch for computer-users?
Updated 8/15/2014 7:48:04 PM

The link below is the SP "exercise of the day." Please let me know why or how it especially pertains to being at the computer. Something to do with preventing carpal tunnel, perhaps? www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=27...  Read more

Bob Harper's WEight Loss Yoga DVD

I am not a fan of exercise DVDs, but I got this one recently and it is very good! I have been doing some yoga poses for a few months for stretching and flexibility and this is giving me more to increase my repertoire!...  Read more

Stretching DVD

If you are looking for a DVD for stretching and/or flexibility, I HIGHLY recommend "TotalBody Stretch by Tammilee ". The full body stretch workout is broken into 3 sections (standing, sitting, or floor). You can do all of them or just one at a time...  Read more

Callanetics

By isolating muscle groups and using tiny, precise (yet powerful) movements, Callanetics exercises tighten and reshape your body while increasing strength, flexibility and body alignment....  Read more

Stretch Your Muscles with Strength Training

Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu...  Read more

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ons!February can be a rough month for workouts. Spring is in sight, but barely. Temper...  Read more

Stretching and Flexibility

I've started adding stretching to my weight training where it works like a 10 minute warm up to elevate the heart prior to lifting. I also want to start adding flexibility training at the end while the body is warm to take advantage of the muscles in...  Read more