Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner.
It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... 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
I have flat feet, so they hurt easily. I walk about 2 miles everyday about 5 days a weeks and by the time I've walked a mile my feet are killing me. I want to keep up the good work but I don't know if my feet can keep taking this. Advice?... Read more
Ok guys I have had spark on my phone and signed up for a few years now. My weight keeps moving the wrong direction and I still have not been 100% in yet. Never post anything on the boards neither so thought I would start here. Need some motivations a... Read more
I am a 45 yr old Mom of three who has gained weight "all of a sudden" over the last couple of years.
We bought a treadmill around the holidays and I had started to use it regularly for about 20-50 minutes every day or two.
My feet/ankles be... Read more
I fractured my heel bone about a month ago. I still have about 4-6 weeks left of healing and low activity. What types of things can I do for strength and cardio that doesn't involve a lot of impact, weight, or pressure on my foot?... Read more
I believe what contributes to my weight loss is the fact that I "keep the bocy moving." After each meal, especially after dinner, I get up and move. If I talk on the phone, read, wash dishes, even a few sewing tasks, I stay on my feet.311331... Read more
I was eagar to begin to walk/run. But I failed to stretch before beginning. I ended up with severe tendinitis, which caused me to put my walking/running regimen on hold until my tendinitis healed. So a word to the wise properly stretch before exer... Read more
Not long ago, one of Coach Nicole’s blogs generated a pretty interesting discussion about how playing Wii Fit games compared to “real” exercise.Can lurching across your living room carpet, remote in hand, to return a vicious topspin forehand from yo... Read more
Before 21-year-old Owen Thomas became captain of the football team at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a star athlete in my suburban community, one hour north of Philadelphia. Since age 9 he had him. Five months later another ripple went... Read more
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