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
This is a test of the Panic Button for Immediate Help for me :)-I am a new member since November.
I have resigned my job in order to change my current destructive eating and exercise habits. I consider this my part time job right now. Being th... Read more
I started a Sparkpage in April, when I got home from a 3-week sojourn to a clinic/retreat specializing in chronic disease and pain management, but then didn't do anything with it.
Backstory: For four years, I had suffered the devastating... Read more
Ok, so wow I don't know why this makes me so nervous, but here we go. I'm 19 years old and I have been overweight since I was 11. Recently I fell into the edge of the "obese" category and I started to freak out. Its been hard losing weight in the pas... Read more
I hear people say an alcoholic can stop drinking, a drug addict can stop drugs, but a food addict can't stop eating. that is the addict speaking. first the alcoholic doesn't stop drinking he still drinks pop coffee tea whatever, the drug addict may s... Read more
Hi every one I guess I have to crawl out from under the rock I'm under and quit being so shy/nervous and get involved :-)
I have tried WW, MFP, and a LOT of fad diets! doctors say NO more fad diets, its what has gotten me into a lot of health is... 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 signed up for the Sanitarium Healthy Steps Programme last week. It was free because I have Southern Cross health cover. They sent me a pedometer, a sample pack of muesli and a discount voucher off my next muesli purchase, together with a supp... Read more
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