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Low Impact Step Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Step.

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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

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

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

Dorm Room Workouts

College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to...  Read more

Leading in the SparkPeople Community

Did you know that helping other people is one of the best ways to stay on track and reach your own goals?  Read on to learn why and how you can apply this at SparkPeople.com…   When members decide to step forward and take leaders...  Read more

I think today is going to be one of my under-step
Updated 9/1/2015 6:00:40 AM

I think today is going to be one of my under-step goal days for the week. Over 60% though, which is good. I allow 2 days a week at 50% in my weekly goal. Packed up a bunch of stuff in preparation for the big move....  Read more

i walk this morning again . An i track my steps at
Updated 8/31/2015 8:46:31 PM

i walk this morning again . An i track my steps at work was curious just how many. an did exercise game at work....  Read more

Got the week off to a great start on Monday, step
Updated 8/31/2015 5:05:22 PM

Got the week off to a great start on Monday, step goal up to 9,000, hit 10,000. More running than ever on my run/walk session, and swam further! Now to keep it up with packing appliances today!...  Read more

Coasting certainly helps, and there's less impact
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Coasting certainly helps, and there's less impact on a bike...but overall, you're working different muscles in different combinations so naturally it'll feel different....  Read more

Feeling really duscouraged. At my lowest I was 152
Updated 8/31/2015 2:33:40 PM

Feeling really duscouraged. At my lowest I was 152, now I'm about 161. I feel so bloated and fat all the time, and I'm so anxious for the weight to be gone. I lost so much weight before, why is it so hard now?!...  Read more

Do what YOU can!!

Don't let physical issues prevent you from exercising! Do what you can, find something that works for you and your circumstances. I can't run, so I do low-impact step .. I CAN do that....  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

Sparkling Belly Dancers

Everyone is welcome to shimmy: whether you are a performer or wishing you were brave enough to take your first step. We are here to discuss our gorgeous healthy dance journey....  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

Americans Walk Less and Gain More

My daughterís preschool is less than Ĺ mile from our house, so most days (weather permitting), I push my son up in our double stroller to get her. I feel bad enough driving her to school (my kids donít get up early enough to walk in the morning), bu...  Read more

Richard Simmon's low impact step aerobics

This morning I didn't walk. 311311311311311 I exercised with my Richard Simmon's Low Impact Step Aerobics tape. I think this is the first time I've lasted 40 minutes. This is a more strenuous workout than just walking around the neighborhood...  Read more