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
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
I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list. When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout. Consequently, my body has paid the pric... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
I'm back with spark for at least the 3rd time. I've tried some gimmicky diet plans but I can't afford them, so spark it is. I walked yesterday for the first time in years. I went around a high school track once. Today I can hardly move. What do I do?... Read more
so I gave up in 2013, but kinda maintained, at least I thought I was, reality hit, I now weigh more than I ever have even when I was prego! Now that I am 52 it is past time for me to do something and get off my butt. I guess I got comfortable, and st... Read more
After my man came back fr a 1 month out of town job he's been back a week and I've gained like 7lbs! Pregnant so not trying to diet or anything but Geez! Haha we ate out 2 times already and have been cooking big meals. Must stop preggo or not! Lol... Read more
I kept mine in the back of my closet for a long time. I actually forgot they existed until recently. It is nice to be able to wear some of them again but I can see how it may be difficult to have them around.... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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