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
If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... 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
starting back on Spark for 3rd time. Have a fitbit zip (just tracks activity, not sleep and is $40 cheaper than other fitbit trackers). Dr. prescribed Adipex (phentermine); will start tomorrow. Had success in past with Weight watchers, but like s... Read more
I was a member back in 2009 I am now 70 years old and still need to get back to a descent weight. I have a lot more challenges now. My walking is almost nothing because of back pain. I was very active even with my weight two years ago. Now I walk... Read more
I've been attempting a new diet since the end of July. Trying to stay around 15 g of carbs each meal and snacks. So between 40-60/day. I've lost 12 pounds. Eggs every day for breakfast has been such a challenge, so I've tried to mix it up a little, w... Read more
Okay, LOW CARB.
Today I'm serious. I will not consume carbs from bread, pastries or starchy food.
All your carb intake should come from fruit and vegetables.
Hoping to see results. And this time I'm sticking to my diet, and it'll become a lifestyle.... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
Like so many of you, I suffer from back pain, which I keep in check by taking care of my body with daily yoga, weekly Pilates classes, and being conscious about my posture. And though my job is pretty awesome, I do spend my days in front of a compute... Read more
One of the best ways to start your day in a healthy way is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching and intentionally breathing. It's amazing what you can accomplish in less than seven minutes to set your day on the right path... Read more
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