Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there... Read more
After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
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 featu... Read more
While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill.
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This sucks! I'm trying to walk for exercise and I get this intense pressure in my lower back /tailbone like something is pushing it into sitting position and I have to sit to stop it! So upset about this! I need to walk... Read more
I enjoy hiking or walking long distances outside, am looking forward to doing that again when it's warmer...and also getting back onto a bike for the first time in almost 15 years! Lots of rail trails where I live-plenty of room to explore nature.... Read more
Today after doing a three mile walk at home I am so thankful to be able to workout at all. 7months ago I was uaing a walker or cane and at times a wheel chair. Had a spinal fusion and getting back to working out again. Loving it!... Read more
If you like to walk but tend to take the same route all the time, switch it up by starting at your end point and walking back to your usual start point (or if you make a loop, go in the opposite direction from usual). If you have any terrain changes... Read more
I walk 30 minutes every morning at work before I start. It's the same route, all inside, so to change it up a little, I'll walk the route in the opposite direction. It keeps me from getting bored.311... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Gone are the days of going to the library to learn more about a health condition. Most of us can quickly do an online search to learn the basics about what we are experiencing BEFORE we contact a doctor. The new MyPlate guidelines are outlined on the... Read more
Walking to school can be a great way for kids to get some exercise and socialize with friends out in the fresh air. It helps get their heads straight for the school day and allows them to decompress on the way home after long hours behind a desk.&nbs... Read more
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