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
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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
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
I seem to be switching from my air based popcorn popper to one that uses oil. The results seem better but the oil effectively doubles the calories. Does anyone know of a low cal or better yet a no cal oil that I can use to make the popcorn. I've b... Read more
I have been away from good habits and Sparkpeople for a bit of time now and it is definitely showing on the scale. I am feeling really stressed with life in general and need to get back to the drawing board here. Being over 50, not only is the scale... Read more
I reached my goal weight but I'd like to drop my body fat another percentage point. Is it possible to lower my body fat without being at a caloric deficit? If so, how do I go about it?
Currently, I run or use the elliptical three days a week. I... Read more
In winter I kinda live on soups, but am bored of my standbys, which include weightwatchers sweet and sour asian soup, minestrone, split pea with apple, mushroom barley, and butternut squash.
what are your favorite "meal in a bowl" go-to choices?... Read more
About 4 years ago i started a journey and this site was my saving grace. I lost almost 60 pounds and kept it off for 2 years. Then i changed jobs and I slowly put on 45 pounds again. I am here to get myself back down and be healthy again. I created a... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o... Read more
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