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Ways To Stretch Your Back Resources

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6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

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

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

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

Easy Vacation Exercises

We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el...  Read more

Getting Started with SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit

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

Scaling back on my changes. trying to reach all my
Updated 5/4/2016 10:06:56 AM

Scaling back on my changes. trying to reach all my goals, fiber, fat, carbs ect. is not working for me. I just stayed in my calories last week and didn't focus on 3 veggies, fruit and all that a day and lost 3 lbs. Hopefully I will get better in time...  Read more

#backontrack.... After gaining 3 pds back over the
Updated 5/4/2016 3:31:02 PM

#backontrack.... After gaining 3 pds back over the wkend, I'm back down. Today tmw and fri I plan to go harder in the gym hopefully I drop some more pds this week. I wish everyone good luck with their day and weight loss goal...  Read more

After about 8 years I am back
Updated 5/5/2016 6:27:46 AM

Wow, can't believe it's been 8 years since I've been on SparkPeople. I found it so helpful when I was trying to lose weight that I had gained after I quit smoking and beginning early menopause. During that time I was laid off from my job (for almost...  Read more

Have a great day! Give yourself a pat on the back
Updated 5/4/2016 7:46:16 AM

Have a great day! Give yourself a pat on the back! You deserve it!...  Read more

#exerciseanyone know any great back exercises that are for stretching the back muscles? Hurt my sci
Updated 5/4/2016 7:36:29 AM

#exerciseanyone know any great back exercises that are for stretching the back muscles? Hurt my sciatica nerve in my lower back. ....  Read more

Make those everyday little things a mini-workout

When picking something off the floor, do a controlled slow squat instead of bending at the hip. When doing housework, contract and stretch the muscles your are using during movement. Ways keep your abs tight. Occasionally contract your back muscles...  Read more

7 second stretch

I've been trying to find creative ways of fitting more exercise into my schedule. When I'm standing around, e.g. waiting for documents at the office printer, I use the time for a 7-second stretch. Neck stretch, shoulder rolls, etc. Nothing that my co...  Read more

Dealing with Depression

Welcome! This is a space for anyone dealing with depression to support each other as we eat right, exercise, lose weight, and find ways to manage our depression. ...  Read more

13 Ways to Get Moving at Work

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

Rise and Shine: 8 Stretches You Should Do Each Morning

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