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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

3 Strikes Against Running: Is it Time to Hang up Your Sneakers?

Running is one of those activities that people either love or hate (and sometimes both at the same time). If you're out there pounding the pavement, you may field quite a few questions about why you voluntarily undergo such torture. And if you...  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

That has been fixed. Your activities for yesterday
Updated

That has been fixed. Your activities for yesterday are now populated. For any past days where you still do not have entries in our Fitness Tracker for Google Fit activities, please use the Sync button for that date to retrieve those activities....  Read more

getting to my low watermark
Updated 9/25/2016 2:07:50 PM

Even with my bad scale I am below 190!! Also, doing well, lately as to no post-7 PM snacking. Watching more closely to tracking EVERYTHING I am eating. Feels great!!...  Read more

I need help.....low motivation. My mind says go
Updated 9/25/2016 2:52:20 PM

I need help.....low motivation. My mind says go for it, my body feels tired....  Read more

What kind of smoothies are good but low calories.
Updated 9/24/2016 9:01:06 PM

What kind of smoothies are good but low calories....  Read more

Anyone doing low carb.. Do you have cheat days? If
Updated 9/24/2016 10:02:27 AM

Anyone doing low carb.. Do you have cheat days? If so how many carbs do u allow yourself? I tried cheat last Sunday but I felt yucky- I think I have a wheat allergy....  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

6 Times You Should Exercise (and 4 Times You Definitely Shouldn't)

You already know it's a good idea to exercise every day, but does the hour of your workouts impact their effectiveness? "The best time to exercise boils down to what works for you consistently," says Jessica Matthews, an exercise physio...  Read more