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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
I fell off my nutrition and exercise wagon so hard I think I broke my butt. It started when I stopped tracking. 2 mos of inactivity and gained it all back. Logged breakfast today and have already used almost all of today's calories. #dontstoptracking... Read more
I really really hate shoes. Sometimes I forgo a workout simply because I have no desire to but on my sneakers. I do yoga and some dancing but don't feel like this is enough cardio. Any ideas for some fun workouts that are safe to do barefoot?... Read more
To stay motivated everyday I read comments on Sparkpeople, put my exercise clothes on in the morning, and write a different motivational quote on the chalkboard in my kitchen. What helps keep you motivated? #motivation... Read more
I am a sixty eight year old male, 5'4" tall but weighing 73 kgs, with a prominent paunch. I wish to come down to 64 kgs but cannot do running for exercise because of knee problems.Walking, diet control and on the spot exercises no problem.
He... Read more
I'm not a runner...any tips....stretches, food, tricks of trade? I have C25k app....digging it so far, but think I need something to recoup after the run, so I'm not dying after. HELP! #run... Read more
The quadriceps muscles, located in the front of your thighs, make up the largest muscle group in your body. The quadriceps, often referred to as "quads," are a group of four muscles that run from your hips to your knees. It's important to keep thes... Read more
If you are having troubles doing stretches, particularly quad stretches, try doing them in the pool. Use a noodle to capture your foot, pull it to the side and then twist it behind you and use the noodle and the water to help you stretch the front o... Read more
The thought of running hills can be very intimidating to both new runners and seasoned veterans. Hills challenge you physically much more than flat terrain running. When I started running a few years ago, I avoided hills whenever possible, which can... Read more
Perhaps the most common question I receive from patients is, ''I can’t exercise because of knee arthritis. What do I do?'' Over 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 suffer from knee arthritis. This can make exercising more challeng... Read more
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