If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
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
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
Hello everyone! I'm new to this board but not to Spark People. I'm using the SparkCoach program (it's pretty great, BTW), and one of the community challenges was to come to this board and discuss posture. It just so happens that years ago I posted... 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
When I was a member of The Fat Boys Club I unknowingly discovered that if I hunched slightly forward my big belly wouldn't protrude as much. Now I stand more erect with my shoulders comfortably back. The odd thing about this was that I hadn't really... 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
You know how people double-over and grab their knees when they're out of breath? Instead of doing that, next time try doing the opposite--stand up straight and suck in your stomach, pulling your belly button in toward your spine and breathe normally... Read more
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I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... Read more
Everyone has those things they donít like about themselves. Feet that are too big or too small, a face that is too round or too long, etc. Itís easy to find flaws when we look in the mirror. Hands down, the thing that bothers me most about myself... Read more
1. SIT IN A STRAIGHT-BACKED ARMLESS CHAIR, WITH BOTH FEET FLAT ON THE FLOOR AND BACK RESTING AGAINST THE CHAIR.
2. PLACE ARMS AT YOUR SIDE, PALMS FORWARD.
3. STRAIGHTEN THE UPPER BACK, LIFTING THE CHEST.
4. BRING... Read more
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