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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

Cardio and strength training
Updated 9/27/2014 6:14:26 PM

Hi all: I do cardio 5 times a week for 45 minutes. Two of those days, I do strength training. On the days I do strength training, should I do the full 45 minutes or should I do less cardio? I have been confused about this and I would like some cla...  Read more

Do you exercise when sore after strength training?
Updated 9/27/2014 4:33:51 PM

Hi All! Yesterday was only my second day ever of strength training. I started with the Beginner's Ball Workout. Today, of course, I'm a bit stiff and sore in my legs and chest. Is it best if I take today as my day of rest (no cardio or stretching)...  Read more

Balancing carbs and protein. Need help
Updated 9/25/2014 8:03:54 PM

I've been on almost every diet imaginable but never had to balance carbs and protein for each meal. 20-30 g of each Im having trouble figuring this out. Anybody have ideas?...  Read more

Was having a hard time timing my strength training
Updated 9/25/2014 2:36:27 PM

Was having a hard time timing my strength training exercises so instead of doing sets and rep's and tallying up how much time it took me I just did each exercise for a minute and will count it as 1 set and 1 rep....  Read more

Can I do 2 days of 10K training in 1?
Updated 9/25/2014 8:18:22 AM

Hey all, i am currently doing the 10K trainer app by Zen Labs, the same people who created C25K. After work I am going for a run. I am on Week 3, Day 2. However, when I ran last night it felt too easy and too short. Would it be okay if I did Day...  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