Vacation season is here! You deserve a break, after spending the last few months becoming a fitter, healthier you, right? While vacation is a time to relax and take a break from work, stress, and the usual routine, it shouldn’t be a break from... 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
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
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
My 4th day straight run/walking. Already my lungs are in better shape and its easier. Its amazing how quickly my perspective changes after a few days of change. Feeling lighter and more capable instead of depressed about my body and health... Read more
I go to Pacers. They will watch you walk and run on a treadmill and take video of your legs/feet while you do so they can analyze the alignment and fit you properly. They also watch you walk barefoot to see how your arch changes as you move.... Read more
Running shoes part 2:
I made a post yesterday looking for suggestions for new running shoes. I was told to get fitted by a running store. When I Google this it brings up foot locker. Do these kind of stores have people who fit for running shoes?... Read more
Hi there! I live in AZ, so I can't be a running buddy, but we have a group of us in a new SparkTeam who are working to motivate each other to stay focused. We'd love to have you join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ ual.asp?g... Read more
I was not blessed with natural flexibility. Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes. My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past.&n... Read more
Planning a family road trip? Keep your family fit and healthy along the way. When you’re traveling by car, you spend a lot of time planning your course. We all want to make good time, but it’s also important to schedule several breaks int... Read more
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