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Gait And Balance Training Resources

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

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

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

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof...  Read more

Half Marathon Training Journal
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:45 PM

I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe...  Read more

Alcohol, strength training and weightloss.
Updated 7/12/2014 10:45:33 AM

Hi! So I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs, and I'm mostly just trying to lose some extra weight around my belly and tone up. My current routine is 20 min jogging at 8.0mph, followed by body weight exercises. Once a week or so I'll swap out jogging for swimming...  Read more

Strength training goals
Updated 6/29/2014 10:56:42 AM

I cannot seem to find the strength training goals. I want to reset them, but I cannot find them. I click on the Edit Fitness Goals, but only steps, miles and cardio are there. I know the strength goals are in my total, because I only have 30 minutes...  Read more

Strength Training vs. Cardio
Updated 6/27/2014 3:32:47 PM

So have tried recently to be better about what and/or the amounts I am eating although there is still room for improvement. Besides that, I have been working out with a personal trainer about 2 times a week for more strength training such as weights,...  Read more

Strength training or cardio?
Updated 6/27/2014 11:29:51 PM

I just joined spark people today, is it best to do cardio for one hour, strength training for one hour or break it up, 1/2 hr cardio, 1/2hour strength training? I read somewhere you lose more calories burning muscle with weight lifting than cardio w...  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

Nordic Walking Sticks

I like the change up in my regular walking routine that's been added by grabbing a pair of Nordic Walking Sticks; you can tell right away a new dimension has been added to the calorie burn!...  Read more

Working Moms

Helping working moms everywhere balance family, work, and achieving a healthy lifestyle....  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