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
If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot.
Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you... Read more
I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be... Read more
I didn't really feel like exercising but I turned on my PC and went to youtube. I started with working my thighs for 10 minutes, then my butt for another 10 minutes, then my obliques, then my lower abs, then my abs and lo and behold, I had done a 50... Read more
Hi all! I want to set a goal for myself to walk 50 miles & lose 15 pounds by summer! That is June 22 (9 1/2 weeks)! If anyone would like to join me, please do! I would love the company!!
SW: 4/16/14 - 212.5
Miles walked: 4/16/14 - 1.12... Read more
Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir... Read more
Does anyone know of an app that works on the Kindle Fire that tracks walking routes while you are walking? I don't think the Kindle Fire has a GPS but I was wondering if there was one that worked on WiFi connections.... Read more
Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric... Read more
I had read somewhere that someone set a timer on their pedometer/HRM to remind them to check their posture every few minutes while walking. I do not use either a pedometer or a HRM while walking but I do listen to music on my iPod. I adapted this to... 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
Walking can be a great form of exercise. It's cost effective, easy on the joints and can be done almost anywhere. But how fast does your walk need to be? A new study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that 100 steps per minute ca... Read more
Even if you're not planning to take a full-fledged vacation this year, travel is a necessity for most of us, whether for work, weddings, or weekend trips to visit family and friends. And since you're pursuing a healthy lifestyle, you know that fitnes... Read more
I was just looking up some stuff about pedometer walking today, and am writing these notes so I can find the info again.
Some of it comes from the article here: http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness- tips/walking-pedometer-program-lose-w... Read more
Today was a bittersweet day. Somehow I've managed to lose my pedometer. The pedometer that I've had for less than a week and was my "reward" for sticking to my diet/exercise plan for the entire month of May. I really hope it's around here somewhere.... Read more
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