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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

Under my calories, but very little activity still
Updated 10/6/2015 3:43:44 PM

Under my calories, but very little activity still because I am so short handed at work, and when I finally get home I try to spend time with the munchkin. Anyone have good ways to stay active when you don't have time to be active? Or know a good job...  Read more

started a low carb no sugar diet this week. Been
Updated 10/4/2015 3:26:02 PM

started a low carb no sugar diet this week. Been feeling good till this afternoon. Feeling weak, could this be a type of detox symptom?...  Read more

recipes for low fat/low calorie soups or chilis?
Updated 10/4/2015 6:59:35 AM

recipes for low fat/low calorie soups or chilis?...  Read more

Eating low carb=less arthritis pain?
Updated 10/6/2015 11:21:47 AM

I've only been eating low carb for about 5 days and my arthritis hip pain has lessened greatly! Can this be true or am I just imagining this? Has this happened for anyone else?...  Read more

Low carbs
Updated 10/4/2015 8:52:33 PM

I am starting a low carb to control blood sugar....  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


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