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Low Impact Fitness Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Fitness.

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

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

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

Low calorie alcohol advice
Updated 7/10/2014 12:07:52 AM

I entered a drawing at a local bar for a Free Happy Hour so from 9 pm - 12 am I receive free drinks as well as free entry into the bar. It's a fun hangout spot for young people with lots of dancing, food, and, of course, alcohol. I won the drawing! H...  Read more

Problem with online my fitness tracker
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:04 PM

I entered my goal to be 45 minutes of cardio a day for 5 days per week. The goal listed is 315 minutes per week which is incorrect. I tried editing it a few times but it does not change to the correct number which is 225. So I'm assuming that the ca...  Read more

maximum allowed fitness minutes
Updated 7/7/2014 10:10:31 PM

Would you consider increasing the maximum allowed fitness minutes per day? There are days when two hours of fitness minutes is not sufficient. For an example, I might go for distance rather than speed on a hot summer day. As another example, I...  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/7/2014 2:53:26 PM

Hello, I recently started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are inte...  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/8/2014 11:00:47 PM

Hello, I just started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are interest...  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

My Son

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

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