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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 Smarter Ways to Limber Up

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

Improving conversations
Updated 5/22/2016 2:39:58 PM

As long as Spark is making changes, is there anything in the works to improve conversations? Lots of ways to comment, but it is a struggle to check back on ongoing conversations....  Read more

Read a study that says cutting calories improves s
Updated 5/18/2016 6:26:30 PM

Read a study that says cutting calories improves sex life among other things lol I guess being healthy can be fun lmao sry tmi! http://www.medindia.net/news/cutting-calo
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Recognizing the progress today. Improved workout,
Updated 5/12/2016 8:06:42 PM

Recognizing the progress today. Improved workout, handled stress better. Followed my guidelines and made my daily goals. Yay!@...  Read more

I have lost 22 lbs since getting back on Spark...My HRA (health risk assessment) score improved 11 p
Updated 5/11/2016 4:52:20 PM

I have lost 22 lbs since getting back on Spark...My HRA (health risk assessment) score improved 11 points or 17% higher than Last year :) With that said I need to lose another 30 lbs...I need to stay motivated Thanks for listening!...  Read more

Has weightloss improved your butt or just made it
Updated 5/3/2016 4:56:48 PM

Has weightloss improved your butt or just made it flatter?...  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

Benefits of Yoga

I myself have experienced yoga’s healing power in a very real way. Weeks before a trip to India in 2002 to investigate yoga therapy, I developed numbness and tingling in my right hand. After first considering scary things like a brain tumor and multi...  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