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Gait And Balance Training Resources

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

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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

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

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof...  Read more

Is HIIT circuit training? I sure consider it.
Updated 5/31/2016 2:58:50 PM

Is HIIT circuit training? I sure consider it....  Read more

I try to balance my carbs, protein and fat the bes
Updated 5/30/2016 1:10:24 PM

I try to balance my carbs, protein and fat the best I can but when I eat boiled eggs to help balance it the cholesterol goes through the roof. But I've never had cholesterol problems so what should I do. And don't tell me just eat the whites..yuck...  Read more

Starting New May 29- Sunday. Hoping to stay strong. 30kg to go! Any tips on weight training are welc
Updated 5/28/2016 11:31:05 PM

Starting New May 29- Sunday. Hoping to stay strong. 30kg to go! Any tips on weight training are welcome. Looking to buy some strength training equipment, any suggestions?!...  Read more

Hi everyone I'm training to be an mma fight and I'
Updated 5/26/2016 10:55:27 AM

Hi everyone I'm training to be an mma fight and I'm trying to lower my body fat percentage. I'm about 226 and wanna be around 180, anyone have any tips?...  Read more

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to
Updated 5/26/2016 6:57:25 AM

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to get back into the habit to track my food intake. Haven't been on here in 2yrs. (Had 3 more kids. Total of 4) I'm already 15 lbs lighter than 2yrs ago & 37lbs from b4 csection. #getfit #backinthehabit...  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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  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