Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
We love to hear stories about our members reaching out to their communities, and the Syracuse Sparkers are no exception! A group of about 10 core SparkTeam members have been busy raising money for various charitable organizations, and their latest en... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
When Ann joined SparkPeople over two years ago, she was just looking for a user-friendly food tracker. She never imagined that everything else she found here would become such an important part of her weight loss journey.
Ann considers herself t... Read more
This is my second day on SparkPeople and I'm super excited!
Three days ago I was crying that I was completely out of control and couldn't--no matter how hard I'd beat myself up to--get myself to eat right, exercise, or even attempt to take care... Read more
I have been getting ready to walk a 5K this Saturday. I have walked 2 or 3 miles every day for the last week. I'm tired and my joints ache a little today. Should I skip my walk today, go on a shorter one, push ahead and walk as usual? I had my Drs ok... Read more
Hey guys! Quick question about if you would track something or not. I have a pedometer that tracks my steps/time walked per day. I used to track the time walked per day into my tracker. However, I'm not sure if it should count. Is this included... Read more
Can I record however long I am shopping as walking execise? I didn't get around to doing any cardio today, and I have to go shopping when my husband gets off work.. I was just curious if this would actually be trackable?... Read more
Do you do any other exercise? Like you're supposed to do 60 minutes a day of cardio... do you just walk fast to get there, or do you include some other sort of exercise too?
Did you make walking 10k steps your first goal then add other exercise?... Read more
Start a neighborhood walking group that allows children (your own or grandkids) to join in at least 3 times per week. There are no babysitting excuses and you'll enjoy watching the kids as you all walk together. There's also no excuse when you have... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
While many of us spent the past three to four months cooped up in our homes, now that spring has sprung, you may be looking for the perfect motivation to get up and moving. And what better way to start then to take part in the American Heart Associat... Read more
I’m lucky to work in an office where the environment is generally healthy. We have a kitchen stocked with healthy foods, and it’s very typical to see people using our gym equipment or a workout video at lunchtime. Occasi... Read more
I've recently joined a few local walking groups to help me stay motivated. I've realized I've been slacking in the exercise department and this added accountability should help me reboot my sparking. I walked with one of the groups yesterday and i... Read more
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