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
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
Nothing motivates like numbers.
You see a set of golf clubs you’ve had your eye on for only $359, so you’re motivated to buy.
You read that 2,500 babies a year are born with brain and spinal cord defects, so you’re motivat... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Researchers from the University of Tennessee asked overweight women to clip on pedometers to track their steps. They divided these women into two groups. One group was told to aim for 10,000 steps a day (the common recommendation considered to be &qu... Read more
I have a basic pedometer I received as part of incentive program at work. I do not have the instructions for it. It has stopped counting steps. It has 3 buttons: reset, set, and mode.
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So I'd love to have a Fit Bit, but I already religiously wear a watch that I feel naked without. I have a friend that has a super nice one that he spent close to $500 on, but unfortunately I don't live in fantasy land and I can't afford to spend $500... Read more
Usually when I walk my dog (on trails, with hills and stuff, in the woods) I use MapMyWalk, but this place I've been going more recently doesn't really get service so I haven't been able to, there. Instead, I've been using a pedometer. I know I have... Read more
Is there anyone else having a problem with the dongle being red. I have internet connection and it is plugged in and what it is saying that data center connection is the problem. I sent an email off and the replied saying having issues and should tak... Read more
When mapping my route, the line doesn't follow the road. Why not? It is using Google Maps and I can go the Google Maps and the blue line actually follows the roadway. On SP, I have to click in the middle of a bend, or beginning, middle and end of... Read more
I wear my pedometer faithfully and ride a stationary bike 4 or 5 times a week. At the end of the day, I figure out how many miles I've traveled and trace the miles on a map. It's exciting to reach a new state and it keeps me going.... Read more
This group welcomes all mobility levels that have a personal goal of walking into health one step at a time with the help of a pedometer. This common goal makes us a united, supportive, active team.... Read more
Some of you may not know, but I am a techno-nerd. I find this to be a positive though, as technology has really improved the way we do things and has introduced a lot of new and fun ways to do things, including fitness. Keeping up with my techno-nerd... Read more
Many of you may recall in my previous dailySpark blogs I am not a tech junkie. In fact I know just enough to keep me ahead of the curve, but not so much that I could dare pass a test on all the different features my iPhone has. However when I was giv... Read more
Now that I'm walking more, I thought it might be important to kinda figure out how far I'm walking each day. I was guess-timating at first, but here, I've found a handy tool that allows me to chart out my route very easily. Kool tool!
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This is cool and potentially quite useful
They also link to a Walking Calories Calculator, which tells you how many calories you burn from walking X distance at X speed.
http://tinyurl.com/yrnobz... Read more
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