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
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... 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
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 just joined sparkpeople yesterday and today was my official workout to start things off. I have a 5km race in a month and so far I am able to run about 2k no problem. A few days ago I noticed some aggravation in my right knee whenever... Read more
I have been walking about 2 miles a day up a rather steep hill. (steep for me!) I have noticed in the evening that my right ankle hurts and swells. Has anyone experienced this? Does is eventually go away after I strengthen my muscles?... Read more
I recently developed aching in my pectoral muscles. It started after strength training and upping arm weights. The pain is annoying and under my arm and above my breasts. To be safe i had a breast exam (all clear) and I met with my PT and he suggeste... Read more
Hello, I love hiking, and have been using it successfully to lose my almost 30lbs so far... However, I have recently started to try to add in daily walks as well, but have been experiencing really terrible leg pain on the front of my legs from about... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
Note: I'm no fitness expert--that's Coach Nicole--so please don't use this blog post as a way to diagnose or treat any injury, pain or tweak you're feeling. Listen to your body, and consult a professional if you sense anything is amis... Read more
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