Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
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Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
SparkPeople member WALKWITME started out at 210 pounds, walking two to three miles at a time. Now her weight is down to 153 pounds (less than 20 pounds away from her ultimate goal) and her mileage is up—sometimes to 10 miles per day! Find out h... Read more
Bonnie (BONNIEBELLE2), who declined to share her starting weight, knew she was overweight and was ready to do something about it. So she started by putting one foot in front of the other with a walking program. Forty-two pounds later, she’s dro... Read more
With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu... Read more
Started Cardiac Rehab yesterday, it was good! Walked a little more while my daughter practiced! Found out that I have a peanut allergy when I made my husband peanut butter cookies last night, ended up in the ER!... Read more
I have lost around 100 pounds. I feel great! I try everyday to take a walk. Even if you can get 10 minutes in that is great. I try to walk between 25 to 45 minutes a day. It is really great for you.... Read more
I live in Chattanooga,TN and I just really hate the idea of going to the track. We have a lot of places around town like trails and our beautiful riverfront that I can utilize. The problem is I am not used to walking/running in winter time. I am n... Read more
I live in the foothills of California and if I want to walk from my house it is steep hills. I walk a mile out and a mile back and at least 30% of the one way walk is up steep hills. Why isn't walking uphill on the tracker to choose from? I had to go... Read more
When I walk (3 mph) on the treadmill, I warm up "flat" (0%) for 5 minutes, then increase 1% incline every minute until I reach halfway through my workout (time). Then gradually decrease 1% each minute until I reach 0%. Cool down at 0% for 5 minutes.... Read more
I love the little mapper for planning and measuring distances that I walk on my daily routes. I can plan my 1 mile (and back) and other routes on the trails and sidewalks near my home. Makes it easy to add to the tracker and accumulate those minutes... Read more
Check out www.mapometer.com Fantastic programme that allows you to plot your walking/running/cycling routes and calculates your distance in miles or kilometres. Not only does it work out your distance in miles or kilometers... factor in your weight... 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
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
"I only run when chased."That was my answer any time I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.If I ran, it would be:1. to catch a bus, plane or train2. to outrun someone chasing me (This never happened, bu... Read more
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