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
‘Tis the season for sharing and caring—not maxing out your credit card—but during these still-uncertain economic times, amid a culture of "more, more, more," it's hard not to stretch beyond your means, especially when you... 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
My success is that I am tracking my food and my exercise. I always weight myself but this morning I said "It's not about the scale, it's about living a healthy life style". I will continue to weight myself because if I start gaining weight then I h... Read more
My weight loss journey goes up and down, on and off.
This time I am determined and focused to lose 24 cm from my waist.
My food intake is good; no sugar, no processed foods, vegetable based meals.
Today I began to exercise. My short term... Read more
Hello everyone, I have never done an on-line diet before and have never posted anything personal about myself. A little about me, I have been yo-yo dieting since I was 10 yrs. I was very thin as a child and as a teen, but after two kids, you know ho... Read more
Hello. I am not exactly new to sparkpeople but I am back after a long time. I have tried so many times to eat healthier and exercise but I just don't have enough will power. I am trying it again in hopes to get healthier and more fit. I would appre... Read more
Hi there! So a few years ago my doctor told me I had and under active thyroid. While it wasn't too severe, I still have to take .5 gram of medicine every morning to balance it out. With the medicine my numbers are fine but I have heard a lot about ho... 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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