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Increase Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Increase Flexibility.

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Managing Arthritis with Exercise

Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t...  Read more

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

Breaking Up With Your Personal Trainer

Who knows your body almost as well as you do? Your personal trainer. He knows your weaknesses and has helped you turn them into strengths over time, pushing you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. The best way to avoid having a bad b...  Read more

29 Proven Methods to Manage Aches & Pains

Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer...  Read more

Ideas to increase fitness?
Updated 8/26/2014 8:05:41 PM

Hi all I have a fitness goal of a fairly strenuous hike up a sand dune that is very high (over 1,000 feet) and very steep (75% incline some say) and have 3 months left to prepare. Can anyone offer me suggestions of how to better prepare for...  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

Increasing calories on Paleo
Updated 6/18/2014 8:12:53 PM

I never thought I'd have to ask this question, but here I am. I have been loosely following a Primal/Paleo diet off and on since March, but last week went full Primal completely cutting processed carbs, sugar, and artificial sweetener. I've been eati...  Read more

Tracking Food =Increased Awareness
Updated 6/18/2014 9:50:21 AM

Through tracking my food I am realizing that I need to increase my protein and decrease my carbs. It also helps to stop that mindless eating when you have to write down what you eat....  Read more

Tips for increasing walking speed
Updated 6/17/2014 10:08:03 AM

I've given jogging a try and I think I would rather focus on fast walking. There are a bunch of programs on the internet to move people into running, but I could not find any on how to increase walking pace. Do you have any suggestions?...  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

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga gets your heart rate up, while increasing your flexibility, and peace of mind. It's great for burning calories. I'm always floating afterward. Many studios have a karma class for a reduced fee that goes to charity, and many studios also let...  Read more

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  Read more

More Americans Experiencing the Debilitating Effects of Arthritis

Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting...  Read more

Another Reason to Try Pilates: Sculpted Arms

I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g...  Read more

Maintain Weight, Increase Muscle, Decrease Fat, Increase Flexibility

My goal is to stay strong and healthy. I want to decrease my chances of developing cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, type II diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders. My exercise plan includes aerobic exercise, str...  Read more