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
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
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
Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... Read more
The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.
Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise.
Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition... Read more
Hi, I have not been on Sparkpeople for maybe 5 or 6 years. I am a Diabetic and have started a diabetic diet to try to reverse my diabetes. I have been on a very low carb diet the last month, under 20 grams of carbs a day. I have lost 13 # and got... Read more
Under My Fitness on the full site, you can log in distance under mileage, including a mapping function that while flawed (it won't let you undo, so if you mess up you start over) is effective. You can also save maps/routes.... Read more
Lorraine there will be low days/tough days to get through. I like the suggestion of reviewing your goal board, and also setting mini goals (monthly or bi-weekly maybe) can help you get a new/fresh start every so often and recapture the new feeling.... Read more
I fell like I'm getting very generous "calories burned" from the minutes tracker here. I'm concerned because it adds available calories to my food tracker, I just want to make sure I'm not eating too much. Is there anyway to know for sure without a h... Read more
What is the best way to track calories burned if the exercise is not in the Spark tracker? I don't have an HRM; would that be the best tool to have? I've looked at some fitness trackers, including the Spark model, but I'm not sure they are what I nee... Read more
I take classes in low impact aerobics, water aerobics, Zumba and Qigong. I am taking the classes with other people who are my age. This helps me to continue with the exercises having a suport group who are like me. I also have access to and use the f... Read more
My son is 14 years old and the dynamic here between him and his step-father have recently taken a turn for the worst. There isn't a lot I can do as a mother or wife to make it right between them but to stay positive. I try to stay positive by working... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
As long as I can remember, I was into fitness. I was an active child, athletic and competitive, always trying new sports. Even as a teenager, I loved lifting weights, trying challenging workouts and pushing myself physically. I remember when I was ab... Read more
Coach Nicole's Upper Body Resistance Band Workout:
I am going to give this a try as my limited mobility lately has been hard to do some other workouts. I can use a chair and st... Read more
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