Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I wanted to let you know about two feature enhancements today:
1) Tweaks to Fitness Maps
- The biggest change we made is that you can now search maps by any city name or zip code (including international). Previously you could only search by choosing from the 100 biggest US cities.
- We also made some smaller changes, including the ability to rename your route and use metric measurements.
- As a reminder you can find Fitness Maps by going to Healthy Lifestyle, then Fitness, then find a link in the center of the page. You can click here to visit directly.
2)New page to view Video Blogs - You can now view all Video Blogs on one page. You can sort them to see the most recent or most popular. We encourage you to visit this page for inspiration and to browse videos from members like you! You can get to this page by going to the Community tab and clicking the "Explore Video Blogs" link in the Blogs section, or can click here to visit the page directly.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Based on member feedback, we've added some new "success" icons that you can use as your Message Board profile picture. In addition to the "I lost __ lbs" icons, there are now icons such as "I ran my first 5K", "Creating a New Me" and "Getting Fit". To upload one, click on Edit My SparkPage, click the link to change your profile picture, then click the link to "success icons" at the top of the page.
We hope you enjoy the new options!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Recently, we unveiled a redesigned SparkRecipes.com to make it even easier for you to find and share healthful meal ideas. We've also been hard at work on a few more improvements to the site that we think you'll love.
One of the biggest problems people face when they embark on a journey to healthy living is cooking. Whether you never learned how to cook or just don't know how to lighten up your favorite foods, many people fear the kitchen.
With SparkRecipes.com, you can overcome that fear and cook healthful, affordable meals at home.
Introducing "Healthy Home Cooking with Chef Meg"
We have joined forces with Chef Meg Galvin of the Midwest Culinary Institute. (Visit her "Healthy Home Cooking with Chef Meg" page here!) Chef Meg is a World Master Chef and full-time chef instructor; a wife and mother of three preteen boys; and an avid runner. With a passion for healthy living that was sparked during childhood, Chef Meg knows how important it is to find time for fitness and healthful meals with her family.
Chef Meg grew up on a farm in Kentucky, eating food that went straight from the field or the pasture to the table. Today, she continues to provide fresh and healthy meals for her own family--and now yours, too.
She took some of your recipes and gave them a makeover and shared plenty of original, healthful recipes, too. To help you feel more comfortable in the kitchen, Chef Meg did a handful of how-to videos, with plenty more to come. She'll teach you basic cooking techniques and show you how to make healthful meals for your family.
Watch Chef Meg's intro video here.
You can find a link to all of Chef Meg's original and made-over recipes and her videos on the SparkRecipes homepage, in the bottom righthand corner. You can also visit her "Healthy Home Cooking with Chef Meg" page here!
We'd love to know what you think about this new feature, especially the cooking videos, so check them out and then leave us a comment below. Tell us what you liked, what you didn't like, and what you'd like to see in the future.
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