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
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
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
Office life. If you let it, it can suck the energy right out of you. Or, you can take advantage of your workspace to put pep in your step and become more productive than ever.
Your office—where you spend 30% to 50% of your waking hours&mda... 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
I have CIDP, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other diagnoses that leave me tired and in a lot of pain. I also have foot drop in both feet ( I am unable to lift them) I need to find exercises that will fit with my limited mobility and pain and fati... 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
I was told once to stand tall and pull in my stomach and then tie a string around my waist and it works. When I get forgetful about remembering to stand tall, I put a string around my waist.... Read more
I recently bought an inexpensive food scale. What is the proper way to use the scale? Do I weigh meat as cooked or uncooked. How about other foods, such as salads by weight or cups. I really want to get in the habit of weighing and measuring foods, b... Read more
Abdominal exercise you can & should do everywhere! Suck your belly button in tight & squeeze your butt in as if you're trying to pull up a pair of too tight jeans. Pretend the top of your head is being pulled by a string to the ceiling. Hold position... Read more
Mind your manners, your mother reminded you at the dinner table each night. She was concerned about etiquette, but her affinity for proper decorum also created healthy habits. Good manners can help you make a good impression if you're ever invited to... Read more
Faster than a speeding bullet, there's a new approach to healthy living can make you fit as a fiddle. And it's as easy as 1-2-3!It's called "stealth health" and it's a philosophy that's gaining ground among experts, food... Read more
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