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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

High Intensity Low Impact Exercises
Updated 8/25/2014 11:44:38 PM

What are effective high Intensity low impact exercises? I ran on the treadmill on Monday at 4.5 mph and my knees are still aching on Saturday! I need a good workout to burn calories without a lot of impact on my knees....  Read more

Easy way to get your steps in each day!
Updated 8/24/2014 7:41:49 AM

Being disabled and having responsibilities of keeping up my house and taking care of my 3 year old granddaughter, cooking, shopping, etc. I don't get out of the house very often to go walking or running. The way I get a lot of steps in each day...  Read more

Low carb and glycemic diet
Updated 8/28/2014 6:29:55 PM

Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g...  Read more

One Step Forward Two Steps Back
Updated 8/27/2014 12:16:21 PM

This morning I went for my run and while I was doing my 1/4 mile warmup walk I felt a pop in my right knee. Pain shot down my leg. I stopped and rubbed my knee a bit and the pain subsided to a dull ache. it might not have been the best decision, b...  Read more

upper ab/ low rib cage reduction?
Updated 8/14/2014 6:37:42 AM

Seeking opinions and advice if possible. Every year on wedding anniversary, I put on my wedding dress & take a photo. It's my #1 motivation to staying fit. ( at least until I have kids & my body forever changes) This year I almost didn't fit, but th...  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

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  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