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
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
If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... 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
If there is a way, that is. I will be learning how to use non-grain flours, but got wondering about substitutes for sugar. Can you use something like stevia or Splenda in place of the white sugar and the regular amount of brown sugar if it calls fo... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
Like so many of you, I suffer from back pain, which I keep in check by taking care of my body with daily yoga, weekly Pilates classes, and being conscious about my posture. And though my job is pretty awesome, I do spend my days in front of a compute... Read more
One of the best ways to start your day in a healthy way is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching and intentionally breathing. It's amazing what you can accomplish in less than seven minutes to set your day on the right path... Read more
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