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
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
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
Getting up this morning was not easy. We stayed up later than normal last night watching a movie, so I ended up in bed late. I was sleeping quite soundly when my alarm went off. So soundly, in fact, that I was confused for a minute about why my al... 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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