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
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
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Weight loss or new summer clothes- I went from 145 to 152 and all my clothes are tight. It says I can lose 7lba my may 17th. I'm going to put the scale away for now and have spark hold me accountable. 7 doesn't seem like a lot, but I'm miserable... Read more
Hmmmm. I am noticing that for the water exercises listed to log there is nothing there for water walking. Do I put it under water aerobics? I am not so sure I am burning as many calories as it says for that. I also do water weights with arm exercises... Read more
I don't make it a habit of weighing myself because I have a history of eating disorders. I measure my weight by how my body and clothes feel. I went to the doctor last week and I gained 6 pounds since last year. However, my clothes don't feel any... Read more
Can anyone help me out on some exercises? I have delicate case. My lower back will go "out" when doing too much. Bad car accident side effects from 10 years ago. Need to drop weight but can't jump in like I used to in being active. Need help. Please.... Read more
I use my exercise ball to increase the intensity of hamstring stretches. First I get into a yoga position called "legs up the wall". (Back and head on floor, legs at 90 degrees up the wall.) Then I place the exercise ball between the wall and the b... Read more
I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therap... 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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