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
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
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
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 have been using my step and calorie counter when using my treadmill. distance matches with the treadmill but the calories don't. Should you use a pedometer/calorie counter while on the treadmill? Which one is the correct calculation?... Read more
Finally, I got my Spark Activity Tracker up and running so yesterday I did some testing of the unit as I noticed that the distance traveled seemed a little high. So I did a comparison between my Fitbit and used a phone app called Sportrate to track t... Read more
I purchased the Spark tracker in May and have been striving to achieve 10,000 steps in a day. Easy for some maybe, more difficult for others. I've come close a few times, but I'm extremely happy to say that I hit it last Thursday and got to see it... Read more
I have counted my steps, several different times, and the Spark does not even come close to my count. I did not use a pedometer because it is not 100% either. At one point, Spark only went up by 18 steps; whereas, I had counted more than 400 steps.... Read more
Is there anyone else having a problem with the dongle being red. I have internet connection and it is plugged in and what it is saying that data center connection is the problem. I sent an email off and the replied saying having issues and should tak... Read more
Failing to make 10,000 steps a day was a bit discouraging until I realized that I hadn't attained a smaller goal of 5,000 steps. I reset my pedometer from 10,000 to 5,000 and four days after reaching 5,000 steps consecutively, I hit 10,000!!! Bottom... 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 bought two step pedometers, one for me and one for my Mom. I was going to start off at 1000 steps a day. But In three hours I have almost done that. So I am going to try for 2000 steps which should be able a mile, depending on my stride. Right now... Read more
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