A recent study from the RAND Corporation found that people who live in the suburbs are more prone to chronic physical health problems than people living in compact urban areas. The theory is that "suburban sprawl" reduces the time people sp... Read more
By now you've probably heard the latest research. Sitting is even worse for our health (and fitness) than we thought. And even if you do exercise regularly, you still face health risks if you are sedentary for the rest of your day (you know, the... Read more
In our high-tech, fitness-focused world, wearable exercise trackers have become as common a sight as watches (and, in many cases, they are watches). This might have you wondering: What's the widespread appeal?
In a word, accountability... Read more
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In this video, Coach Nicole explains how to use your Fitness Tracker. Learn how to find your free, customized Exercise Tracker and Workout plans, track your fitness minutes on the s... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
I've been tracking my food for just about 2 weeks, and I'm down 6#!
It seems faster than I expected, but when you consider how much you eat on a regular basis, realistically, it's not surprising that the #s will melt off when you reduce your intake.... Read more
Many items in the SP database (produce, especially) is entered only in grams, not ounces. I don't speak metric and want to convert to ounces. Sometimes a little click-upon for the SP converter shows under the serving size, sometimes not. How can I... Read more
Activity trackers are all the rage these days, as you see people wearing them on their waistbands, shoes and wrists. Popularized by Fitbit and Jawbone, it seems there is now a fitness tracker for every personality and health need. These tiny devices... Read more
Now that thousands of people have had the chance to use the Spark Activity Tracker, we decided to find out how SparkPeople members were enjoying the Spark. We were wowed by some of the reactions we received from everyday people who used the Spark to... Read more
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