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Stay Active with the #ZenFitness30: 30-Day Walk. Move. Live. Challenge

Our new challenge helps you carve out some YOU time. Join the #ZenFitness30: 30-Day Walk. Move. Live. Challenge today!
Posted 1/11/2016  12:00:00 AM By:   : 14,087 views
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The Super Slipper Workout

Try these two new quick workouts to start and finish your day the right way. Try one or both for a full-body workout in just 10 minutes!
Posted 11/18/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 11 comments   26,480 views
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A Full-Body Foam Roller Routine for Beginners

Studies show that foam rolling can help reduce stiffness, pain, and even improve your range of motion during your workout. Try firming up with our 15-minute foam roller routine.
Posted 8/24/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   54,381 views
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Rise and Shine: 8 Stretches You Should Do Each Morning

Start your day the healthy way with this feel-good routine of eight easy stretches!
Posted 4/11/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 40 comments   1,072,103 views
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13 Ways to Get Moving at Work

As a writer, I spend hours a day sitting in front of the computer. Learn how I ward off back pain and avoid staleness of mind and stiffness of body.
Posted 5/31/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 90 comments   112,010 views
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The 13 Best Yoga Poses for Runners

These yoga stretches to help loosen tight hips and hamstrings, which are common in runners, cyclists and walkers.
Posted 3/22/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 222 comments   312,503 views
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8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips

In order to prevent injury and pain in the hips and lower back, doing stretches and exercises for our hip flexors are just as important as exercising other muscles in the body.
Posted 3/15/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 89 comments   2,070,541 views
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5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

These moves are a must for exercisers who train barefoot or wear minimalist shoes--and people who want the benefits of barefoot training but aren't ready to kick their shoes off.
Posted 11/30/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 60 comments   329,906 views
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Your 5-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine

My tendency to skip stretching after runs has come back to bite me in the past. I've had a few running injuries that could easily have been avoided, had I been stretching.
Posted 8/28/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   67,815 views
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Tai Chi: Relaxation Technique and Weight-Loss Aid

Ever done Tai Chi? Find out why this unique form of exercise meditation is a must-try!
Posted 7/5/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 32 comments   22,339 views
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5 Simple Stretches for Better Posture and Less Pain

Coach Nicole shows you some sneaky stretches you can do at your desk for an instant pick-me-up!
Posted 5/23/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 26 comments   28,861 views
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4 Reasons to Stop Stretching Before You Exercise

Did you know that stretching before your workouts may actually increase your risk of injury? Get the long and short of proper stretching here!
Posted 4/23/2012  12:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 167 comments   209,651 views
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Yoga 101: Poses for Beginners

New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible.
Posted 10/6/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 6 comments   17,840 views
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12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

With many of us spending a large part of our day sitting, this habit may result in tight hamstrings which may be responsible for low back, knee and hip issues.
Posted 7/12/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 17 comments   100,890 views
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Yoga Stretches for the Feet and Ankles

Stay healthy from the ground up! When stretching, don't forget the feet and ankles. Here are some yoga poses and inspired stretches for your lower half.
Posted 5/3/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 22 comments   29,563 views
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