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Improving Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Improving Flexibility.

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Yoga Body Bliss

A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out...  Read more

The Buzz on Jazzercise

Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e...  Read more

4 Ways to Stretch Smarter

I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list.  When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout.  Consequently, my body has paid the pric...  Read more

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l...  Read more

quit smoking to try to help improve fitness
Updated 10/31/2014 7:05:21 PM

about 4 months ago I stopped exercising regularly and started smoking regularly. When I tried to start exercising again, I could not do even half of what I use to. I do not know how much of that was due to the smoking, but I figured it must have had...  Read more

Flexibility, lower ab pooch, pelvic tilt question
Updated 8/7/2014 2:22:55 AM

Sorrrrrrrrrrry for the long post So my weight loss is coming along fine. One thing I have noticed though is that I am no longer as flexible as I was 3 years ago (before the injury and weight gain). I have also noticed that my lower abs protrude...  Read more

New and want to be improved. :)
Updated 6/10/2014 9:05:13 PM

Hello, all. My name is Kyleigh. I'm Twenty One Years old. I'm ready to get healthier. I've been overweight most of my life. I was an XL by Seventh grade, now I steal my boyfriends 4X because they're more comfortable than my 3X. I have had Asthma...  Read more

Stretching for Flexibility
Updated 5/20/2014 4:23:52 AM

If you have regained your flexibility through a stretching routine, how long did it take you to see those results? How often, and for how long, did you stretch? I know I won't see results immediately, but I feel like I haven't gained any flexib...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Flexibility

I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio....  Read more

CHI FIT

The essence of Chi Gong is in fluid movements that engage your entire body, and conscious breathing. These movements improve your strength, flexibility & coordination. And you''ll probably never find a more relaxing meditation!But it doesn't stop wit...  Read more

SPARK OREGON -The Official Oregon Team

We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health....  Read more

Stretch Your Muscles with Strength Training

Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu...  Read more

What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one...  Read more

Improving Flexibility

I'm not exactly flexible. I can just hear my daughter laughing at this because she can bend in half without any problems and do the splits while standing! I can hardly bend in quarter but I'm trying to improve. I've been taking about 15 or 20 minutes...  Read more





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