In our high-tech, fitness-focused world, wearable exercise trackers have become as common a sight as watches (and, in many cases, they are watches). This might have you wondering: What's the widespread appeal?
In a word, accountability... 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've been using Google Fit to keep track of my daily walking times. I started out using it for my distances, but the _weirdest_ thing happened -- a fixed distance in Manhattan which Google Maps reports to be 1.5 miles, was recorded by Google Fit as... Read more
Android app- is there a way to setup suggested meals in the app for vegetarians/vegans? I need to loose about 20 pounds ideally. My first step is actually 10 pounds. I snack a lot and then I have no more control over calories intake.... 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
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
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
You work hard every day to fit in your exercise, and to make it count. It doesn't matter if you enjoy running, walking, biking, hopping, skipping or jumping--you want your hard work to be reflected in the final tally of your day, whether you'... Read more
While we know our members love using SparkPeople's free mobile apps to track food, fitness and trends on the go, there are lots of other quality apps that make it easy to embrace a healthy lifestyle. To help you narrow down the thousand... Read more
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