Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
What is it about traveling that makes us forget the word "exercise" exists and believe calories magically don't count? No matter if it's a work trip, a beach getaway or an international adventure, the minute you pull into that hotel... 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
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
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
As I'm writing this I am also watching an infomercial for an exercise video. I have seen several different infomercials for as many different video programs. I haven't tried any before but these slick ads are tempting. I have a gym membership that I... Read more
I was doing so well a few months ago. I was working out everyday. Eating well and then I injured my foot and everything fell apart. I think it is just a stress fracture on one of my foot bones or a strain in a ligament however it make... Read more
Change what you are doing. I like to eat, so I exercise more to make up for it. As soon as I am not struggling to finish my exercises I increase the intensity, more speed and incline on treadmill, more reps of bodyweight exercises. If it gets easy... Read more
With the advent of 2011 just a few weeks away, many of us are preparing to take on the new year with vim and vigor and what better way than to recruit your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend even your child to help you both achieve your fitne... Read more
Hey, Sparkers! If you've been following along with us this month, you might know that we ran a "Streak Into Summer" challenge on our Facebook page from June 1st-June 21st. We're happy to say that this format was incredibly successfu... Read more
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