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
Hi, my name is Karin and I have been overweight for over 20 years. I work as a Peer Specialist and also direct a performing arts group. I live in PA with my wife and cats. I enjoy hiking and camping but have not been able to do that in years. A l... Read more
I often take an indoor cycling class. Sometimes, when I reclassify my Spark workout from "Run Event" or "Run-Walk Event" to "Bicycling, general" the number of steps changes by a huge amount. Today, before I reclassified, it showed that I had 1364 s... Read more
Hi everyone. I am BeingErin. I joined SparkPeople several weeks ago, and am thrilled with the tools it has provided me with to get started, and experience some success. I have lost 18 pounds. And I am confident I will reach my goal.
I alre... Read more
I just purchased a new Spark activity tracker and the SparkPeople Diet and Food Tracker app on iOS. In the app on the SparkPeople page I can see that the steps are at the bottom of the page and actually extend beyond the bottom of the page (into the... 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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