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Proper Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Running Form.

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

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

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

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

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 2

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 strength workout...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Up n running
Updated 7/7/2014 10:12:24 AM

Does anyone know when the spark activity tracker is going to be up n running? Mine has been down since July 3rd. I heard it was suppose to be down for 24-48 hours and it has been longer. Has anyone heard any thing new as to how much longer it will be...  Read more

i need help with a proper exercise program
Updated 7/6/2014 7:40:50 PM

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

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

At my age of 57, thinking of taking up running.
Updated 7/2/2014 6:49:01 PM

Running has been on my mind off and on for years. Tried it for about six months in my early 40's and absolutely loved it. Then I started to have pain in my right knee. Ignored it and kept running, but it just got worse. So, I finally gave up runn...  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

Eat foods with no flour or sugar

Eat foods that do not have any form of flour or any form of processed sugar....  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

You Asked: How Much Weight Should I Lift?

Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo...  Read more

The Top 5 Exercises You're Doing Wrong

For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin...  Read more

Learning proper running form... when you're broke

Okay, so I know that there are two problems with my running. 1) Crappy shoes. Seriously, my running shoes are broken down... they've worn down on the inside tread, and provide no support anymore. They're fraying something terrible. I'm working...  Read more

Proper Running Form

Now that I have experience the triumphant feeling that accompanies the accomplishment of jogging longer and farther than ever before, I can see myself permanently incorporating jogging into my exercise repetoire. However, walking home after my last...  Read more