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
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
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 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
Kinda disappointed sex isn't listed as an exercise. It has to be worth at least 50 calories. Getting positive results were ever I can. Haven't eaten an Oreo double stuff in months. Throw me a bone.... Read more
I'm starting over again after no exercise for about 6 weeks. I just didn't have the time. I've kept off the 7lbs I lost this year with portion control. Now I need help starting over. Tips anyone?... Read more
I am not normally very active. I am working on getting more exercise, but it is slow and gradual.
I am wondering how to eat on those days when I burn A LOT of calories. Like an all day, vigorous hike. Or like today, when we did heavy landscaping fo... Read more
I have fibromyalgia too and exercising is definitely tough when you are always in pain. I've heard people say that you feel your workout the day after, so that just seems to double the pain. I tried many things, but the best I found was a Leslie Sans... Read more
I am a 52 year old male who weighs 216 pounds. My goal is to lose 26 pounds by the end of the summer. What I need to know is how many calories should I be eating per day in order to lose weight. I work out 6 days a week alternating between strength... Read more
Whenever you are standing, think about the long chain of muscles in the back of your body supporting your spine - calves, hamstrings, gluteals, back, neck - and imagine them as long and strong. Continue that extension through the crown of your head.... Read more
I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:... 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
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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