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
I'm about a few weeks old to Sparkpeople and its respective app. Having done a calorie counting program last year, daily swimming regime, and quitting smoking, I lost a lot of weight. Then I injured my shoulder, needed surgery, and I'm still in rec... Read more
I'm trying to track how many steps I take in a day, but the pedometer keeps coming off the waistband of my pants. Since I work in a preschool it is a little frightening, because I'm afraid one of the three year olds will get hold of it and use it for... Read more
From the time I get out of bed in the morning until the time I go to bed at night I wear a pedometer. Sometimes I forget to take it off when I go to bed, DH says it's so I get all the steps from sleepwalking counted. My goal is to get 10,000 steps pe... Read more
If you already wear a badge on a lanyard at work, why not add a pedometer? I wear a cute handmade lanyard from Etsy with my badge and an Omron HJ-203 ($20 @ Amazon) "pocket" pedometer. I like not having to connect to my waist, and my dress shoes lack... 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
Being a larger or handicapped person is not easy. I won’t even go into the societal issues, but it is just difficult to find products that fit your lifestyle or assist you in ways that may be difficult to talk about. Well, I have researched sit... Read more
I’m not a 5K kind of girl. In fact, I use a walker and a wheelchair. I’m in severe pain most days and not what you would call "sporty." I do, however like a good challenge. When I was walking to strengthe... Read more
yesterday i got a pedometer (of course Ron got the same on today).
I was surprised how many steps I didn't take. Yesterday was 2970 steps (1.07 miles) and today at 9:30 when I left it for the night was 4695 steps (1.7 miles) Tomorrow will be th... Read more
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