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Low Impact Fitness Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Fitness.

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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

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

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

Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique

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

Crisscross Your Way To A Better Life

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

Waaaaaahhhh!!!! My fitness band snapped in two!
Updated 9/22/2016 6:05:32 PM

Waaaaaahhhh!!!! My fitness band snapped in two! 😩 Thank God 4 Amazon....  Read more

Is it possible to do a low carb keto diet vegetari
Updated 9/22/2016 2:10:29 AM

Is it possible to do a low carb keto diet vegetarian? I've heard good things about it but I usually eat a lot of carbs.. Lentils, beans and rice etc. Does anyone here do it without meat (or very little?)...  Read more

If the steps are from everyday walking around, we do not recommend entering that as fitness. Those c
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If the steps are from everyday walking around, we do not recommend entering that as fitness. Those calories burned are already estimated and included in the BMR calculation we use so you don't want to double count that. Thanks for asking!...  Read more

Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant accord
Updated 9/21/2016 11:46:10 AM

Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant according to nurse, I'm 2-3wks along?, really early she said) second hcg level was 25:( doesn't look good, hoping otherwise though...  Read more

Kickboxing #fitness... And gaining weight .. :(
Updated 9/22/2016 12:55:21 AM

Kickboxing #fitness... And gaining weight .. :( I started kickboxing 2 wks ago going on 3 .. started at 145 and now im at 149 .. (HELP) has anyone gain weight and lost it .... i started kickboxing with the hopes of loosing 10 lbs Im 5'3...  Read more

Richard Simmons Tapes

Richard Simmons tapes keep me going!! He is so cute and motivational, always tells me that he believes in me. The songs are fun, the fitness level can be adapted from high to low impact depending on how you are feeling. There are so many different ta...  Read more

Joining a fitness center

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

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

Low Impact vs. High Impact Exercises: Which is Right for You?

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

6 Good Reasons to Try a Spinning Class

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

New Low Impact Fitness Workout

Coach Nicole's Upper Body Resistance Band Workout: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1331 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