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Low Impact Exercise Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Exercise Equipment.

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How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

Get Fit Without Leaving the House

Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is...  Read more

Concentrate On Your Core

Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you...  Read more

What do you find harder diet or exercise.
Updated 9/17/2014 7:10:12 PM

What do you find harder diet or exercise? I love working out most of the time but I struggle with my eating. I do well with it at times and others I find myself going to the drive through and ordering crap I know I shouldn't eat. So diet is ro...  Read more

Any advice for working out while having lower back
Updated 9/17/2014 10:47:49 AM

Any advice for working out while having lower back pain. I'm clearly going to have to skip the planned lifting day that includes squats, but don't want to let this lower back pain detail me from achieving my exercise goals. Thoughts? Advice?...  Read more

Exercise motivation lacking. I am motivated to wat
Updated 9/16/2014 9:51:36 PM

Exercise motivation lacking. I am motivated to watch my food intake and track calories but workout? Not so much. What are the things that motivate you the most to exercise?...  Read more

Exercise
Updated 9/15/2014 8:18:09 PM

Got my exercise in today by painting the trim on our front porch - took me about 2 1/2 hrs of up and down, walking back and forth, etc. I am now done with that project and thank goodness. Have a great evening everyone and keep pushing towards your...  Read more

Exercise & MS
Updated 9/17/2014 4:42:08 PM

Hi! Newbie here, just joined today 524 I was curious, if anyone had any tips on exercising when there's very little leg strength. I found a few seated exercises on YouTube. As silly as it sounds I feel like I won't get the results that I would if...  Read more

Joining a fitness center

I take classes in low impact aerobics, water aerobics, Zumba and Qigong. I am taking the classes with other people who are my age. This helps me to continue with the exercises having a suport group who are like me. I also have access to and use the f...  Read more

Pool exercise

If you have a pool, get some pool exercise equipment and workout in the water. ....  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

CONTEST CLOSED: Mobility Issues? Enter to Win a Resistance Chair

The contest might be closed, but you can get a great deal on your own VQ ActionCare Resistance Chair! Use the code ship4free to get free shipping, and type the word "Spark" in the comments at checkout, and you will get two free DVDs to go w...  Read more

Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults. The equipment will be designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength through low impa...  Read more