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
Chances are, you know her. Your eyes probably turn green with envy as soon as she walks into the room. She’s the one who consistently looks effortlessly beautiful without makeup. She’s most likely your age (or older), yet looks younger th... 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
Hi, There, Spark Friends. I found I can improve my confidence level 50% and my stamina simply by sitting up straighter with shoulders down, back and neck straight, and head almost floating on my neck. I just know when I walk away from this computer t... Read more
Does anyone have ideas for exercises that improve balance? I'd like to be better on the standing paddle board and at getting around on a sailboat and I've never been able to bike with no hands.
Thanks... Read more
I notice that all the see report buttons take you to the same weight graph on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/weigh-i n.asp
If you want to check progress via graph on another entry (fat or waist etc) you have to hit see report butt... 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
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
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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