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Gait And Balance Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gait And Balance Training.

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Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j...  Read more

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

The Secrets to Achieving 10 Popular Fitness Goals

Setting goals is step one in the journey to a healthy lifestyle. While experts have different opinions on if goals should be big or more achievable, most experts agree goal setting keeps you on track and motivated, no matter the obstacles that arise...  Read more

Balance Training 101

What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

I had to present to a training class for a couple
Updated 9/19/2016 3:57:55 PM

I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?...  Read more

Cardio Or Body weight (strength training?)
Updated 9/26/2016 9:01:24 AM

Hi there Spark Family 231 361 34 What workouts do you do and prefer! 9 304...  Read more

I went to Curves today after my work training. I d
Updated 9/17/2016 4:46:41 PM

I went to Curves today after my work training. I didn't want to get sore so I did 1 round instead of 2. I have an appt with my coach next week to get in my weekly weigh-in....  Read more

Cardio and strength training done! Hope everyone i
Updated 9/16/2016 11:47:49 AM

Cardio and strength training done! Hope everyone is getting in there exercise today! I always feel great when i finish mine! #exercise #success #stressbuster...  Read more

I want to start running as a cross training for sw
Updated 9/16/2016 11:54:21 AM

I want to start running as a cross training for swimming. But when I tried my feet hurt from pounding the treadmill and my calves burned. Does anyone have any advice for me?...  Read more

Active Sitting

I cannot walk without the use of a walker or without contact guard assist when working on gait training (due to balance difficulties), so I have a mini-stepper that I position in such a way that I use it recumbent-style while running IV fluids or if...  Read more

Cross train to reduce boredom and repetition injuries

Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t...  Read more

Nutrition 101: Are You Overdoing the Zinc?

Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a...  Read more