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EDWARDS1411
4/23/14
9:52 PM

New Team Pages

About mid next week SP will be launching new Team Pages. Here's a brief video to give us some idea what changes will take place.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&
feature=youtu.be


Happy Sparking!!!
EDWARDS1411
2/13/14
6:25 AM

Introducing SP Friend Feed Enhancements

SP announced yesterday that the Friend Feed has been updated.

Your Friend Feed shows you the recent activity of your SparkFriends: things like new blog posts they've made, their status updates, and even when they've won a trophy. You can find a shortened view of your Friend Feed in Step 3 on your Start Page, or see it in full by clicking "Friend Feed" under the "Community" tab at the top of the site...

Enhancements are:

- A new design. SP has cleaned up the Friend Feed so it's a little easier on the eyes (fewer hyperlinks, etc.).

- Easy options to "hide" certain activities (or people). If you don't care about seeing how many SparkPoints your friends earn, when they join a new SparkTeam—or any other Friend Feed activity, you can now easily hide all of those activities from showing up in your feed. Simply click the dropdown arrow next to the activity you don't wish to see, and select the option to "Hide All" of that activity in the future. Related, you can now hide any friend from showing up in your Friend Feed (without having to "unfriend" them) using the same dropdown. (Your friend will not be notified if they were hidden.)

- Fitness tracking! SP always want to celebrate and encourage fitness, so now any exercises that your friends track will show up in your feed. This is a great way to see what people are doing to be successful—and cheer them on!

When you surround yourself with people doing healthy things, research shows that you are more likely to adopt their habits, too. Your Friend Feed keeps you in the loop with all the healthy actions your SparkFriends are taking—so you can be motivated, inspired and encouraging! Remember that you can choose which of your personal activities show up in your friends' feeds. To edit what other members see about you, go to the "Settings" tab in your Friend Feed.

SP hopes that you enjoy these new Friend Feed enhancements. Please share your comments or feedback at
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=introducing_sparkpeople_friend_feed
_enhancements

- and be on the lookout for even more SparkPeople updates in the near future!


EDWARDS1411
1/21/14
11:54 PM

Nutrition Tracker: New Recent Foods Tab

SP announced today at
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=nutrition_tracking_new_recent_foods
_tab
:

"If you use the Nutrition Tracker regularly, you probably already know that you can save foods you eat frequently to your "Favorites" list. This makes it much faster to add foods to your tracker every day. But now it's even easier to keep track of what you eat most often.

The new "Recent" tab on the Food Tracker automatically generates a handy list of all the foods you've recently tracked so you can add them in an instant. Since so many people eat the same foods day to day, this is another option for making it easier and faster to track your calories and nutrition.

To add a recently tracked food to your Nutrition Tracker, visit your food tracker page. Click on the "Recent" tab (next to Search) and you'll see a list of your foods. Simply check the box next to the food(s) you want to add to your tracker, then click "Add Selected Foods to Tracker" at the bottom.

The most recent quantity of the food is already noted, but can be changed easily on the same screen. Be sure sure change both the Quantity and the Measure columns to accurately track what you've eaten.

Finally, you can select which meal to add the food to by using the Meal dropdown menu to the far right. If you'd like to add several different foods to the same meal all at once, simply select the "Change all meals to" dropdown menu at the bottom right before clicking the "Add Selected Foods to Tracker" button.

We're constantly working to improve the Nutrition Tracker because it's been proven that people who consistently track what they eat are more likely to successfully manage their weight."


EDWARDS1411
1/18/14
0:04 AM

New SP Feature: The DailySpark

Another great new feature started today here at SP. See the announcement at
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/index.asp

"Get Your Daily Dose of Motivation from the DailySpark

Good afternoon!

At SparkPeople, we are committed to helping our members and readers reach their goals in health and fitness—and in life. We know how hard it can be to stay motivated—especially with so many negative stories spreading around these days.

This is why we are particularly excited about launching the new feature that launched today: DailySpark. DailySpark features uplifting, positive and inspiring stories and videos from around the web, curated by our editors and experts. It's something you can look at each day for just a few minutes to reset your outlook and your motivation. Here are a few of my favorite DailySpark videos at the moment:

- In 75 Seconds, Why We Have Such Distorted Views of Beauty
- 20 Things You Should Say More Often
- Life Lessons You Can Learn from Your Dog

Like all SparkPeople content features, you can earn 3 SparkPoints for watching/reading a DailySpark
( www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp
ark-videos.asp
)
feature each day (max 3 Points per day for this feature). WooHoo!

A great thing about these positive videos is that they are easy to share and "Spark" someone else's day, too! We love spreading positivity to our members—and beyond. And these fun, entertaining videos are a great way to Spread the Spark. Sharing them with your Facebook friends or Twitter follows brings more people to SparkPeople.com, which aids our mission of helping people reach their goals. Simply click the "Share" buttons below any video (or on the left side rail) to spread a little positivity to your circles.

We plan to add more videos to DailySpark every week to help keep you inspired, so check back often. (We'll feature new DailySpark videos in your newsletters and Start page to name a few, but can visit the feature any time by clicking "Videos" underneath the "Articles & Videos" tab at the top of the page).

We hope you love this new feature and that it lifts your spirits. We look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below (below the actual announcement at The SparkPeople Blog via the link at the top of this post.) And if you'd like to share an awesome video you found online with our editors for possible inclusion in the DailySpark, please email editor@dailyspark.com."


EDWARDS1411
11/21/13
7:22 PM

Changes to the Nutrition Tracker

As per SP Coach Tanya:

"This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail:

1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page.

2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page:
- The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were moved down the page.
- We dropped the fruit/veggie quick track but that tracking can easily be added to the Start page tracking options. The same can be done with the water tracking as well for more of a one stop tracking option.
- The button to add more nutrients is now at the bottom of the page, vs to the top right of foods tracked for the day

We will be updating the Nutrition Tracker tour in a week or so. Further questions can be directed to support@sparkpeople.com or via the Site/Tech message board forum.

While we know change can be difficult, please know that we do not make changes simply for the sake of change. Our goal is always to better serve the millions of members that are working hard to positively change their life, one goal at a time."