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
Hi I'm starting back after being gone from Sparkpeople for a long time. I did Weight Watchers about 2 years ago and I lost about 30 lbs. After I went into maintanence, I started going back to my old habits and then I quit going. Now I've gained almos... Read more
Going back on track today after a cheat day yesterday. Not frustrated. I can't believe I ate all those buffalo wings! Lmao Oh well, no worries. *brushes off my shoulders* Let's do this!! We can all do this!! Holla back! Lol... Read more
Good morning SparkPeople! I need some advice for low energy after working out. I'm doing cardio and strength training as well as eating a healthier diet. I noticed though that i'm dragging a little bit afterwards. I believe I should have more energy... Read more
Starting a new journey. Not looking back to the time I failed anymore. Just looking forward to the road ahead of me. Use to reward myself with food when I was doing well. NO MORE!! I realize now that it sabotages my end...no...my life goal.... Read more
Today is the first day back on my Take It Off program. Gained 15lbs over the summer. I am lazy when having to do this on my own. My husband is very supportive but he doesn't fully understand the negative feelings I have towards myself.... 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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