Vacation season is just around the corner. For most of us, that means no work and no distractions—just lots of time to have fun without worrying about what’s waiting for you back at the office. But taking the same old trip to the beach ev... Read more
Not everyone can say they love what they do, and rarely do you find a company full of people who say that! Here, SparkPeople's Coaches discuss what they like most about SparkPeople and their roles within the company.
Chris Downie, Motivation... Read more
Companies spend millions – if not billions – of dollars every year to fund employee incentive and reward programs. Everyone from Alcoa to Zenith. Of course, they wouldn’t spend one cent if they didn’t think that rewards pr... Read more
One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest... Read more
Exercise during the workday improves job performance, British research has shown. A study by Jim McKenna from the University of Bristol showed that after exercising, participants returned to work more tolerant of themselves and more forgiving of thei... Read more
I walked/jogged my very first 5km!
2.5 min walk @ 4mph
1.5 min jog @ 5.5mph
It was on a treadmill, sure, but I DID it! I always used to fake injuries to get out of running in gym class. Now to work on my time and get it to 30 minutes.... Read more
Many companies send out bills that are due on the 1st & 15th. Like a number of companies, mine PAYS on the 1st & 15th. Sometimes money going into my account wouldn't get in before the bills were due and I'd have a penalty or have to pay more interest... Read more
Don't pass up 401k accounts. Most companies match your contributions. If a company matches up to 6% of gross salary, if one earns $2000/mo you could put in $120 & the company would put in $120. That's free money. With pretax contributions you'll see... 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
Looking good is a big part of feeling good, right? Too often, the companies who sell us products to make us feel and look better use scrawny 20-year-old models in their advertising. It makes me so happy when I see positive role models in the media. N... Read more
In this fast-paced world, where added conveniences still leave many of us with little time in our day to devote to exercise, companies across the country are starting to stand up and take heed to help their employees get fit. After all, with the risi... Read more
I'm glad my son, Dave, called while I was still trying to decide whether to walk (my lower back has been hurting). He was on his way over, if I wanted walking company. I really didn't want to miss out on a walk so we set out, planning to take it easy... Read more
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