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Improve Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Improve Running Form.

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

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

An Introduction to Tai Chi

High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit...  Read more

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi...  Read more

started running Couch to 5K sore heel
Updated 5/4/2015 9:51:37 AM

I'm first week, two runs into the Couch to 5k program. 2 miles, 30 minutes, 5 min warmup/cooldown and 60 sec run / 90 sec walk intervals. I woke up this morning after yesterday's run and I'm already feeling some soreness in my right heel. I'm w...  Read more

Completed my first DirtyGirl Mud Run yesterday wit
Updated 5/4/2015 6:53:56 AM

Completed my first DirtyGirl Mud Run yesterday with my daughter! It was a blast!!...  Read more

Good job on the run! Jelly beans...mmm...I do like
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Good job on the run! Jelly beans...mmm...I do like Jelly Bellys...except the Harry Potter ones! :-)...  Read more

Walking makes me happy, but running helps me reduc
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Walking makes me happy, but running helps me reduce stress, anxiety, or anger. I mostly walk, but I'll run if I feel like I need to....  Read more

Walk or Run? What do you prefer?
Updated 5/1/2015 1:17:47 AM

Walk or Run? What do you prefer?...  Read more

Eat foods with no flour or sugar

Eat foods that do not have any form of flour or any form of processed sugar....  Read more

Variety IS the Spice

Keep your workout routine - NOT ROUTINE. It keeps your body guessing and working harder to adjust and prevents you from becoming bored. I love to run, but have found that by including a variety of other fitness in my exercise/fitness arsenal, I app...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Tai Chi: Relaxation Technique and Weight-Loss Aid

Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals.  This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical...  Read more

Will Adjusting Form Make You a Better Runner?

Whenever friends or family see me running around our neighborhood, they know it’s me right away.  I have a very distinct run, or as I like to joke, a distinct “shuffle”.  Over the years I’ve tried to adjust the way I...  Read more