We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
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
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... 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
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
I'm new to SparkPeople and I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Hannah, soon I will be turning 28. I live near Chicago and my current goal is to run a half marathon. I work out about 4 times a week and try to eat healthy- but I would love to... Read more
My calves are burning! For work I decided to try running up a couple of ridges & hills tonight vrs hiking them. Oooolala! I'm thinking I need to do that more. Lol Now I'm just waiting for the chicken to come off the grill. 😜Early morning tomorrow.... Read more
Could you remove or relocate the advertisement in the upper right hand corner? (under the Today on SparkPeople Tab) It blocks my opportunity to change my preferences on one page and blocks the team logo on my team pages. I use these team logos to c... Read more
Pulled my calf muscle (in my sleep-go figure!) I know I have to take it a bit easier so does anyone have any tips for alternative exercise. I primarily walk , jog or dance :( are seated workouts a good alternative?... Read more
For me when I find myself standing in line or standing around I tend to do a few exercises to pass the time and tighten up my legs. If standing in line somewhere I tend to do different types of calf raises, whether its legs together calf raises or fe... Read more
Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t... Read more
Do you shy away from free weights at the gym? Thankfully, there are a slew of other ways to build your muscles that don’t require a pricey membership or bulky equipment. Besides the benefits of toning your body, resistance workouts help improve... Read more
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