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Proper Running Form For Long Distance Resources

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

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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

How long do leftovers keep?
Updated 9/28/2014 1:39:37 AM

Hi All! I see a lot of posts where people say they batch cook and then have leftovers for lunch, etc, for the rest of the week. How long do leftovers usually keep? If I cook a big batch meal on Sunday, will it still be okay to bring to work on F...  Read more

I'm bk after a long time away, lost my mom to her
Updated 9/27/2014 3:05:46 PM

I'm bk after a long time away, lost my mom to her second battle of cancer oct21 of last year I was 325 while tking care her I gained wnt up to 380 after her death went down 370 now I'm 357. I'm ready for that change....  Read more

Some thoughts from my week long experience. ....ea
Updated 9/26/2014 7:51:48 AM

Some thoughts from my week long experience. ....eating healthy...predominantly fruits and salads with nuts.....lean cuisine twice in the week, messed up the diet once.noticed when I messed up the doet I felt lethargic. When on it felt really good....  Read more

2 mile run with my son. Not normally a run day but
Updated 9/25/2014 12:19:54 PM

2 mile run with my son. Not normally a run day but his brother bought him the fitness tracker for his ds and he is excited about counting his steps so he asked if we could do a short run. I said "of course!"...  Read more

Back to spark after a long absence and weight gain
Updated 9/25/2014 8:26:35 PM

Back to spark after a long absence and weight gain. I really need some support....  Read more

Ready for running

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

Road Runners

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

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