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
NSV I can't believe it. I can run, painlessly for short periods of time but I can do it! A month ago walking a mile had me winded. Right now, nothing else matters. I'm finishing off my hour of exercise with running tonight.... Read more
If you run into a plateau, we do have a 3 part series set of articles for plateau busters. Here is a link to part 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes s_articles.asp?id=516.
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Starting running and dieting 2 years ago. Lost 60 pounds and felt great!!! Quit running quit dieting and gained all back. Praying I can do it again!!! Really want to lose 80-100 by March. Pray for me!!!... 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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