Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... 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
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 you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... 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
hi guys i came to this site a few years ago thinking i could loose weight but ended up giveing up now i am back and ready to start again. my boyfriend of a year and a few months and i are going to give it our all to loose some weight and look better... Read more
I noticed that every time I do a squat my knees pop. Also, when I use my hand weights my shoulder and elbow joints pop. What does that mean? I've been exercising for awhile now and I still notice this. Any suggestions?... Read more
Well, here I am, former Spark motivator that had lost 65 lbs, gained all the weight back and then some. A lot has happened since the last time I was here (divorce, father's death, mother's diagnosis with cancer), so I have had some hurdles. But I'm i... Read more
I'm binging in the evenings in fear of insomnia if I go to sleep hungry. My solution is to eat a light salad with no dressing at night before I fall asleep. That way I can curb the evening munchies.
To get motivated for exercise, I think I'l... Read more
I know how to reset ALL goals, but I just want to reset the goal for weight. I did not meet the overall goal of weight from when I started so I need to know how that will reset. I do not want to wipe out all that I have lost over the past months, but... Read more
Hi ! I would like for SparkPeople to add a video button to the page so that we can store the videos in a file and be able to pull them up at will, taking the time we need to do them and ger use to them. This will be so cool because we can keep them... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
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