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Proper Distance Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Distance Running Form.

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Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Choosing a Walking or Running Route

Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al...  Read more

14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill. ...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

What can I eat to shrink my muffin top...I do run
Updated 11/22/2014 3:35:29 AM

What can I eat to shrink my muffin top...I do run on a daily basis...  Read more

Running in place
Updated 11/20/2014 1:21:21 PM

Is running in place a good exercise?...  Read more

wrong form on crunches?
Updated 11/21/2014 9:55:25 AM

I am 45 years old and I need to lose about 130 pounds. I have started doing a squat challenge, and I am doing wall push ups, lying leg lifts and crunches to start off. when I do crunches, it makes my tail bone hurt. do I have the wrong form or am I j...  Read more

Running buddy! xx
Updated 11/16/2014 12:49:30 PM

Hello darlings! I'm looking for a running buddy preferably in the east coast time zone. Message me if you're also looking to get out there at least 5 times a week. :)...  Read more

Strava I am running this free app on my smartphone
Updated 11/15/2014 3:03:50 PM

Strava I am running this free app on my smartphone when walking or bicycling. If you want to look me up, Isabel Gamallo, we can cheer and applaud each other's workouts wherever we are!...  Read more

Watch it Buddy!

Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!...  Read more

Ready for running

learning to run LONG DISTANCES through SP!! Grt Help...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Kara Goucher's 6 Tips for Beginning Runners

Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs...  Read more

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more