High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition, characterized by long-term pain throughout the body. In many cases, it is accompanied by tenderness and swelling in the joints, muscles or other soft tissues (known as "tender points"). Fibromyalgia a... Read more
I am wondering if anyone knows about a message board here on Sparkpeople for teachers. I would love to make friends with fellow teachers regarding our schedules, lunch ideas, scheduling issues, etc. If there isn't one, would anyone like to st... Read more
So I'm sitting here at one of my largest weights in a while. I used to run. Loved it. Now, after Christmas I've found it hard to be on track. I mean, who has time for 3 hours at the gym like my DH loves to do? Today I was determined to get on tra... Read more
In a different take from Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me," science teacher John Cisna in Iowa undertook eating at McD's for 90 days but followed a 2000 calorie allotment and focused on getting his nutrients in line.
While I still think I'll keep... Read more
I am a new yoga teacher!! Loving it :)
Wondering if there are any Yogis out there?
I am a new teacher and also a fairly new yogi. 30
I'm working on practicing daily...
I have about 100 pounds to lose. (yes, i do yoga at 280 pounds. :p there... Read more
I am an ELA teacher at a middle school in Maine. I love my job. It is my life. But unfortunately that doesn't leave me a lot of free time. I go to bed at 10. I get up at 5:30 so I can get to work by 7:10. Once there I am with students al... Read more
I have really stayed focus on this journey since I started Tai Chi. Now when I get a craving, I do tai chi for ten minutes before I react to the craving. Not only do I feel better, most times I am past the craving and don't need it.306... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Contest closed. The winner is:KMKUCKCongratulations!Yoga, walking, and meditation are all great ways to rejuvenate the body, but sometimes it's fun to switch up your relaxation routine a bit. That's why we were so excited when we came across... Read more
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