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
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
If you're someone who was always picked last for teams in kickball or dreaded running around the school parking lot during gym class, your dislike for physical activity likely came at an early age. Maybe you never needed exercise as a way to main... Read more
If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.
Before... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
I'm looking for a female running mate (sorry, I'm not comfortable meeting/running w/a male), to go running with for 2-3 times a week. My goal is to get fit enough for marathons that we can also do together. I live in the south Orlando, Florida area... Read more
The week on SparkPeople always runs Sun through Sat so your weekly totals are all based on those days. But if you are asking about the info on your Exercise Goal page, those are for the entire week & do not change unless you manually change them.... Read more
If you're a runner and have been racing (or if you've never raced), try some of the novelty runs they have now. Mud runs, color runs, and electric runs all give you a chance to run just for fun, but still have the community and celebration that raci... Read more
I find that always having either a 1/2 marathon, mud run, 5k planned keeps my motivation level up. I've already spent the money and made the time commitment so that is my motivation to make exercise a priority all year long.... Read more
Last summer, I surprised a few family members by asking if they wanted to form a team to do a mud run. I’m not known as adventurous—or as someone who likes to get dirty—but mud races were becoming so popular among runners (and... Read more
Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door. These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate... Read more
My daughter made me do it.
I didn't think I could.
I was scared but I dove I'm anyways.
It was AWESOME!!
Okay, I have been "Sparking" since December 27 and I have lost 38 pounds! (4 this week thanks to the new FITBIT). My daughter... Read more
I just typed that. WHOA. Today, I took a step in that direction by printing off a 12 week beginner training program. I got halfway through day one, and that was it. But it felt good.
It felt good to give myself the credit of working toward a goa... Read more
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