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
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
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
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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
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
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
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
Hi there! My name is Amy and I am a wife, mother of two, licensed massage therapist and community credit union employee who is BEYOND READY to release the extra weight and drama in my life and get my act together! I have heard great things about spa... Read more
Hello everyone. I am hoping to find the inspiration and encouragement to stick to a diet and exercise plan. I want to be able to love the person I see in the mirror again. When my husband and I met, I was a size 10 and full of confidence over the yea... Read more
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
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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
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
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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