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Gait And Balance Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gait And Balance Training.

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

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

How Therapy Dogs Can Help You Live a Healthier Life

If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat...  Read more

Balance Training 101

What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

Turbulence Training
Updated 4/22/2014 7:44:41 AM

Hi everyone, has anyone heard of Turbulence Training, I am just listening to the infomercial, but it is so long that thought I may get an answer back from you guys before it has ended? LOL Thank you...  Read more

Strength training master post?
Updated 4/21/2014 1:02:44 PM

I'm trying to make a group of strength training, and I really don't know all of the ones I want to do. I have one already, but it's so old that I need to change it out. I'm just wondering if SP has a master list of all of the strength training th...  Read more

new to running and 5k your way training
Updated 4/21/2014 2:09:56 PM

hi i'm new here and i did my first time yesterday and went 9 miles for two hours...it just happened it wasnt' my goal i was out with an experienced runner ...and we did mostly trails...then we went to the high school track and i timed my run...just d...  Read more

Need CARDIO ideas for Balance Challenged
Updated 4/20/2014 4:18:28 PM

Hello. I am a stroke survivor with left side weakness and balance issues. I currently do cardio through walking and stationary bike(primary). I would like some variety so as not to get bored and add some variety to my exercise routine. T 198 hanks...  Read more

Strength train before or after cardio?
Updated 4/16/2014 2:58:40 PM

Which is better? I've seen people do both ways at gym so I'm wondering what consensus is... Does It make a difference?...  Read more

Active Sitting

I cannot walk without the use of a walker or without contact guard assist when working on gait training (due to balance difficulties), so I have a mini-stepper that I position in such a way that I use it recumbent-style while running IV fluids or if...  Read more

Nordic Walking Sticks

I like the change up in my regular walking routine that's been added by grabbing a pair of Nordic Walking Sticks; you can tell right away a new dimension has been added to the calorie burn!...  Read more

Working Moms

Helping working moms everywhere balance family, work, and achieving a healthy lifestyle....  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t...  Read more

Nutrition 101: Are You Overdoing the Zinc?

Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a...  Read more