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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

Strength Training?
Updated 8/8/2014 2:34:17 PM

I am currently incorporating strength training into my workout routine. I downloaded an app, JEFit, to generate a strength training routine. I haven't settled on a single workout yet. Any recommendations?...  Read more

Balancing Nutrients
Updated 8/4/2014 5:01:33 PM

My carbs go way overboard everyday, along with fat and calories. My protein needs to be bumped up a little. I could lessen my carbs by having only one slice of bread in a sandwich, not eating junk food. Same with fat. No junk food. My...  Read more

Fell off the spark train!!!!!
Updated 8/8/2014 10:41:39 PM

I am so disgusted with my week!!!!!!!!!!!! I own the fact I did not pay attention, did not track and ate so many unhealthy snacks,very little exercise that I gained 6 lbs. Been sick for 2 weeks,had 2 spinal taps and bad reaction to both so spinal h...  Read more

Finding the right balance
Updated 7/30/2014 6:26:08 PM

Lately, I have been getting extraordinarily hungry even when I am at the base line for maintenance instead of weight loss. Now that it is summer, though, I am being more active in the garden. I am trying to gradually increase my daily activity leve...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/28/2014 6:05:25 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  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