Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
A recent study from the RAND Corporation found that people who live in the suburbs are more prone to chronic physical health problems than people living in compact urban areas. The theory is that "suburban sprawl" reduces the time people sp... Read more
Nothing motivates like numbers.
You see a set of golf clubs you’ve had your eye on for only $359, so you’re motivated to buy.
You read that 2,500 babies a year are born with brain and spinal cord defects, so you’re motivat... 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
Researchers from the University of Tennessee asked overweight women to clip on pedometers to track their steps. They divided these women into two groups. One group was told to aim for 10,000 steps a day (the common recommendation considered to be &qu... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
I was told because of a change in google, the members' map could not be used anymore. I love the members' map so that news disappointed me. Lo and behold on another web site--I found a members' map! And I found it through my google search (for anoth... Read more
I live in England. The current virtual walk routes which are available to join don't appeal to me, whereas creating my own route, a favourite from many vacations in western MA and up into southern VT really appeals. I tried to use the Map my Route... Read more
Someone posted in here once about a website where you could enter your mileage each day, and it would show you your progress on a virtual map. I'm having trouble finding that site - any suggestions??... Read more
I wear my pedometer faithfully and ride a stationary bike 4 or 5 times a week. At the end of the day, I figure out how many miles I've traveled and trace the miles on a map. It's exciting to reach a new state and it keeps me going.... Read more
This group welcomes all mobility levels that have a personal goal of walking into health one step at a time with the help of a pedometer. This common goal makes us a united, supportive, active team.... Read more
Some of you may not know, but I am a techno-nerd. I find this to be a positive though, as technology has really improved the way we do things and has introduced a lot of new and fun ways to do things, including fitness. Keeping up with my techno-nerd... Read more
Many of you may recall in my previous dailySpark blogs I am not a tech junkie. In fact I know just enough to keep me ahead of the curve, but not so much that I could dare pass a test on all the different features my iPhone has. However when I was giv... Read more
Now that I'm walking more, I thought it might be important to kinda figure out how far I'm walking each day. I was guess-timating at first, but here, I've found a handy tool that allows me to chart out my route very easily. Kool tool!
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This is cool and potentially quite useful
They also link to a Walking Calories Calculator, which tells you how many calories you burn from walking X distance at X speed.
http://tinyurl.com/yrnobz... Read more
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