Lisa (SING4YOU57) has been a SparkPeople member since 2007. She has lost almost 200 pounds over the past 3 years through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Lisa went from running for 30 seconds at a time to completing her first triathlon in 2009.
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When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
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Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
When you stretch regularly, you will become more flexible and better able to handle more involved, complex stretches. This flexibility routine includes more advanced stretches, so make sure you've mastered the basics before trying these moves. Re... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
I hurt myself while doing dance exercises. My shoulder, arm, and chest muscles on the left side are very sore. The doctor said that I have bursitis, tendonitis. and some muscle damage. How do I get my heart rate up and exercise well without putting s... Read more
I know I need to exercise in the am to jump start me day but I like the motivation to get started. Tips would be appreciated. I am on vacation for two weeks and this is the optimal time to start.... Read more
This is the first day I woke up feeling sick since I started my weight loss journey. I changed up my routine this week which included running and a lot of body weight exercises so I'm sore from that, but I also just feel very drained. I woke up with... Read more
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... Read more
Are you feeling a bit stressed today? When I feel frazzled, I tune out the world for a minute by closing my eyes and taking several slow deep breaths. (This works during an argument as well to diffuse the tension with a short time-out.) Wishing you p... Read more
Last week while I was flipping through the July issue of Shape Magazine catching up on the latest news in the world of health and fitness, I came across the interview conducted by the three cover models for that month's issue. Poised on the cover in... Read more
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a sentimental olí fool. I love it when others overcome adversities in their livesó when they rise above all obstacles regardless of how long it takes to reach a dream.If you havenít come across such a story, let... Read more
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