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Low Impact Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Activities.

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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

Keeping up bmr -- at my size and activity level, I
Updated 4/11/2015 10:55:13 AM

Keeping up bmr -- at my size and activity level, I lose about 3200kc a day. I've cut intake to 2500, but I'm wondering, if I cut more, will that lower my bmr? At what point does the body start lowering metabolism to catch up?...  Read more

What are good exercises or sports/activities to lo
Updated 4/11/2015 6:38:59 AM

What are good exercises or sports/activities to lose weight with chronic pain and back problems?...  Read more

Spark activity tracker battery usage
Updated 4/11/2015 8:26:26 PM

Hi, This is my second day using my spark activity tracker. The usage on the graph says 50%. How expensive is a replacement battery? Can I buy them in bulk? Where can I get affordable batteries? What happens if the battery dies during a workout?...  Read more

Amen to that! It'd be nice to find it at a lower c
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Amen to that! It'd be nice to find it at a lower cost! And I may have to check in to Aldi's. We have one about 30 minutes from us....  Read more

Spark activity tracker?? Yes or No??
Updated 4/9/2015 1:56:44 PM

I have been looking at buy the Spark activity monitor--I don't want to spend a lot of money on a tracker since I am just trying to get back into exercise. Has anyone tried this one and is it good for basic tracking of activity? I really don't want...  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