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 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
Hi: My insurance company (Humana) gave me a free pedometer and let's me earn points for workouts. The problem is that I use an elliptical every day and it seems to not work very well on it. It does not register most of the steps (more than half ar... 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 recently bought a new pedometer and i cant set it!i have followed the instructions to a t---- yet here i am, still unable to use it properly.if anyone knows what i am doing wrong, please let me know.it is a sportline 15 function pedometer from walm... 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
With the holiday just around the corner many of you may be looking for a few fitness gift ideas for your family, friends or maybe something you would like to put on your own gift wish list. Check out my list and feel free to add a few of your own ide... 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
Just got this new pedometer for under $10 at Wal-Mart. You can enter your stride length and weight for a calories burned estimation. It counts your steps and even has a "goal" setting. You can enter how many steps and calories you want to walk/burn e... Read more
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