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Low Impact Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Activities.

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  Read more

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

Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Activity Tracker Frustration
Updated 7/29/2014 3:54:16 PM

I just got back from vacation which included a trip to Disneyland. I was excited to see the steps I took in the 12+ hours I walked through the park. After multiple attempts to get the darn thing to sync it finally did and to my disappointment it di...  Read more

Re: Low self esteem
Updated 7/27/2014 9:55:54 AM

Hi, For the past four years I have to realize that the people who adopted me at ten were abusive and only bought me because their real daughter wanted a playmate. Two years I received love but when the daughter was done with me, they were. I am 46...  Read more

activity tracker recording duration
Updated 7/27/2014 8:36:13 PM

How long the captivity tracker is able to record data and retain them? I will go in vacation for one month and I will not have access to a computer. How long can I expect the tracker to retain my data?...  Read more

SP Activity Tracker: do you love it?
Updated 7/25/2014 3:04:32 AM

I have been using the SP Activity Tracker daily since 2 July, and I have met my goals each day! I stacked the deck the first week: I knew I'd walk a lot while we were on vacation for the July 4th holiday, and I knew I'd walk a lot the following week...  Read more

Low calories to lose weight?
Updated 7/25/2014 5:19:26 PM

I used to eat 3000 calories to 4000 but I have cut back to eating atleast 1800-1900 calories and I also do 35minutes of insanity cardio want to lose weight before I turn 17 will this work?...  Read more

Involve the kids

If I am going to miss a workout, I schedule a 'fit' activity with the kids instead, like taking a walk on the conservation trail,playing some soccer in the backyard or playing dance revolution. Low impact activities are better than nothing when I mis...  Read more

Depression Is Reduced By Staying Active

People who have diabetes run a greater risk of depression. Activity can help insulin work better, strengthen your heart & muscles, lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, & cholesterol. A little activity can have a big impact! Stretch,walk, swim.......  Read more

Alabama

The official State of Alabama Team for residents only. Check out our team page for loads of motivating activities!...  Read more

Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults. The equipment will be designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength through low impa...  Read more

How to Injure Yourself at the Gym

Although I’ve been a fitness coach for years, I will admit that I don’t always practice what I preach.  I don’t stretch quite as much as I should, and as a result, I’ve sustained frustrating injuries that could easily hav...  Read more