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
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
Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of... 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
SparkPeople member WALKWITME started out at 210 pounds, walking two to three miles at a time. Now her weight is down to 153 pounds (less than 20 pounds away from her ultimate goal) and her mileage is up—sometimes to 10 miles per day! Find out h... Read more
Start off tracking. Don't change anything, just track for a week, so you can see what you eat, and how much exercise you actually get. From there, start changing one thing at a time. E.G. add a walk, switch out to a healthier lunch. Change 1 - 2... Read more
Best way to track -when I track fitness how do I avoid double tracking? For instance, I mowed the lawn and I walked a total of 5 miles doing it. if I track both mileage & mowing, the calories burned will be exaggerated so what do I do...hmmm... Read more
I'll either track something similar (it may not be EXACTLY the same calories for every hamburger, for example, but I'll guesstimate) or I'll just use it as a cheat meal and not worry about it since I so rarely go to restaurants without tracking info.... Read more
what does everyone do about tracking nutrition info when you eat out at local restaurants that aren't chain restaurants and don't have any nutrition info on their menu? This makes it hard for me because I don't know how to track.... Read more
If you walk or run around your neighborhood for exercise, make sure to use the "Map Your Route" feature on the fitness tracking page to get the most accurate numbers for your log. Furthermore, click on the satellite view once in a while. I was surp... Read more
"I only run when chased."That was my answer any time I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.If I ran, it would be:1. to catch a bus, plane or train2. to outrun someone chasing me (This never happened, bu... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
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