When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
I'm looking to lose 10lbs this September and thought it would be fun to have a Challenge group. I had a busy August with weddings, concerts, parties and a lot of drinking and eating so I need to get myself back on track and refocused! We could help... Read more
The past couple of months I've been pushing myself. I've been working out and watching what I'm eating. I'm feeling stronger and leaner, but the scale isn't cooperating. I lose a couple pounds only to gain it a few days to a week later. I'm not givin... Read more
After 35 years of dieting I am trying SPARKPEOPLE. I have always been between the 200 and 310 poundage since becoming a woman.
Now I need surgery, new knees, the operation depends on how healthy I can be. The less I weigh the better chance I have... Read more
1 husband, 2 kids, 5 grandkids, and an aging MIL, I need to be much fitter in order to keep up. The RA treatments aren't helping, but I discovered activity helps. A busy summer and I lost the gains 4 mths of physical therapy got me so, looking for so... Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Mona and this is my second time around at using Spark People but the first time wasn't my best effort. I had my baby 4 months ago and am ready to lose the baby weight and the weight I needed to lose before I even got pregna... Read more
I started 13 days ago doing 30 minutes, then 30 minutes 2x a day now I do the cardio for 30 minutes and the hips Buns and Thighs for 25 minutes. I have lost 1.5 inches from my my waist, abdomen and hips. Not bad 4.5 inches in just 12 days.104... Read more
Focusing on losing inches from hips, thighs and belly means more than the number on that scale. Knowing that muscle weighs more than fat means I'm not entirely focused on that number. Getting back into those little shorts and cute sleeveless tops i... Read more
You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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