With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu... Read more
Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of... Read more
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
Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there... Read more
After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter... Read more
Have been walking 4 - 4.5 miles every day or every other day. Used to walk 5 miles but still getting up to speed but noticing my lower back has been aching after my walk. Any advice on how to avoid this? I'm 63 and have been a runner/walk... Read more
I have planters fachitus and walked about 3 miles today. I'm also on my feet at work(CNA work) and my feet hurt so bad. It's discouraging. I've tried ice, stretching and cortisone shots but it's all just temporary . Any suggestions?... Read more
If you walk or run around your neighborhood for exercise, make sure to use the "Map Your Route" feature on the fitness tracking page to get the most accurate numbers for your log. Furthermore, click on the satellite view once in a while. I was surp... Read more
I find walking the same route all the time boring, so I've combined walking with something else I enjoy. I'm helping to make open source maps (see www.openstreetmap.org) so now I take my phone (with GPS) out for walks along roads that aren't mapped y... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
"I only run when chased."That was my answer any time I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.If I ran, it would be:1. to catch a bus, plane or train2. to outrun someone chasing me (This never happened, bu... Read more
Gone are the days of going to the library to learn more about a health condition. Most of us can quickly do an online search to learn the basics about what we are experiencing BEFORE we contact a doctor. The new MyPlate guidelines are outlined on the... Read more
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