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Top 10 Things You'd Be Surprised You Can Do at SparkPeople

Some of our Best Tools are Totally Unexpected

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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 feature that has been here for years! We thought it would be helpful to compile a "Top 10 List" of list of things you might be surprised you can do at SparkPeople.com. Hopefully you'll learn about some new features that you can start using to help you reach your healthy living goals!

1. Access workout videos on SparkPeople.TV. Did you know there are over 500 FREE workout videos right here on SparkPeople? That means you can get a great workout without ever leaving home! Go to SparkPeople.TV to browse or search for workouts based on the type of exercise and how much time you have available. Save favorite workouts to your SparkPeople.TV workouts profile for easy access. Once you have completed a workout, one click adds the calories burned to your fitness tracker.  It’s that easy! 
 
2. Learn the Secrets of Success. Ever wonder how other members have found weight loss success? Secrets of Success is the feature where members share tips for losing weight and their secrets to adopting a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for tips or have your own to share, check out Secrets of Success. Help yourself while helping others, too!
 
3. Join a Challenge. Are you looking for a challenge to help you reach your goals or looking for new and fun ways to develop healthier habits? Challenge Central has a wide variety of SparkPeople challenges to fit your needs. From making small changes to taming your sweet tooth or training for a 5K, there are challenges for everyone.
 
4. Connect fitness trackers and/or apps to your SparkPeople account. Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. Luckily, there are a variety of trackers and apps you can connect to your SparkPeople account. Sync your device to automatically upload your workouts to your account to make fitness tracking simple.
 
5. Track on the go. Did you know that you can take SparkPeople with you when you're away from home? Using our wide variety of apps, such as SparkPeople Mobile, SparkRecipes, and Pep, you can easily stick to your healthy living plan when you’re on-the-go. Or if you have a phone with a web browser, you can use the “mobile web” version of the site, which includes tracking food, fitness, SparkTeams, and SparkMail. Who knew tracking anywhere could be so easy?
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About The Author

Jen Mueller Jen Mueller
Jen received her master's degree in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati. A mom and avid marathon runner, she is an ACE-certified personal trainer, health coach, medical exercise specialist and behavior change specialist. See all of Jen's articles.

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