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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

Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique

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

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now,
Updated 3/30/2015 6:28:53 AM

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now, but I worry if doing 20-30 minutes a day might be excessive...and I seem to be gun-shy on the main site's boards. Thoughts?...  Read more

Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking
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Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking / walking up and down stairs. Wear a pedometer take extra steps when ever you can. 306 311...  Read more

I exercise at night . I know everyone says it's
Updated 3/30/2015 1:41:48 PM

I exercise at night . I know everyone says it's better in the morning..but who the heck has time in the morning? I can't get to bed until 12 because my husband doesn't get off work until 11 or later and I have to be up by 5:30. One car family....  Read more

Exercises for arthritic knees and asthmatics
Updated 3/29/2015 6:53:42 PM

Doess anyone have any ideas for exercises for someone with severely arthritic knees and asthmatic. I live in Michigan so the weather does not allow me to go out for walks etc for half of the year. I am not doing any exercises now but want to st...  Read more

Exercise with kids? I have a 3 year old and 8 mont
Updated 3/30/2015 5:32:17 PM

Exercise with kids? I have a 3 year old and 8 month old. I need to exercise and can't find time. She's up around 5am and he goes to sleep late. I can't get their sleep schedules synced. Any ideas on getting something in while they're awake?...  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

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  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