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
Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. B... Read more
The more basic models function like pedometers; some clip on, some you wear on your wrist. The newer ones (due out in Jan) will have HR monitors built in, and one has "smart" functions (interface with smartphone for alerts, music control, etc).... Read more
I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S 8.4" tablet, and my SparkPeople app doesn't respond to the font size change in the tablet's settings, specifically for the Friend Feed section. The type on the Friend Feed is really small and hard to read. It would b... Read more
The burning question - which is more accurate my pedometer or Spark calories burned tracker?? My pedometer which has all my demo's, weight, height, stride length shows a higher calorie burned than Spark by about 180 calories plus. I know that tread... Read more
I want to get a pedometer (hopefully around $20). I only want to track steps. I don't care about distance, calories, time, etc. and something to go in a pocket. I wear scrubs all day. I have seen some of the cheap cheap cheap end ones that will... Read more
I'm not really sure if you consider this a product, but it is one of my favorite tools on my phone now, after cardio trainer. You simply input your reward cardss and purchase program cards, with or without barcod into your phone and voila - they are... Read more
I recently upgraded my phone to the HTC EVO phone which is an android based phone. If anyone else has an android based cell phone, you can download for free, programs to help track your workouts. I've been using Runstar. There are others out there, l... 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
Hey, everyone! Today, we're excited to announce an update to the Android version of our Healthy Recipes app. We think you're going to love it! Over the past few months, one of your most frequent suggestions was to be able to sync your fa... Read more
On the tail of our recent announcement about the new, free Diet & Fitness Tracker app, we are very excited to share that a brand new version of the SparkPeople's Healthy Recipes app is here, too! Today we launched our new and improved&nb... Read more
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