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
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
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way?
Started fostering and became a sloth that ate non stop. Owning it!
So here I am starting over.
Dabbling with the 5:2 way of life. This has nothing to do with the weight loss claims. Was very in... Read more
hello everyone! I am back after a long absence from Sparkpeople and excited to be back with such a great community!
My goal is to develop healthy habits, grow as a person, become fit and lose 50 pounds. I have learned that this is not a quick... Read more
Hi y'all I'm just getting back to Spark. I really need to loose about 45 pounds, I know that I would feel so much better. I would appreciate any help and support! I think I am overwhelmed by all diet choices. I am not sure where to start. Thanks!... 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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