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
I overate ALOT today. It's my first day back on sparkpeople and i kinda gave up in the middle of the day. After my shower though, when i had to get dressed and realized my cloths are getting tight and i don't have any in a bigger size , i did better.... Read more
Don't know why I can't get back on track it came so easy for me to keep my calorie intake to 1800 a day now I can't keep it under 2400 any ideas it's easier for me to keep my diet at calorie counting rather than limiting what I eat....... Help... Read more
Hello all, I am doing the Wahl's Paleo, which is reduced carb, higher fat and trying to stay as low carb as possible. I am seeing an endocrinologist right now, and she wants me to go no more than 45 grams of carbs per meal, but I am trying to stay ar... Read more
My name is Cyndi. I've been on and off SparkPeople for 6 years (? - give or take). In that time, I have put on a significant amount of weight (poor eating habits and lack of exercise courtesy of graduate school). As I finish up my... 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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