A safe and productive workout routine is all about balance, but a high-intensity regimen is only as effective as it is sustainable. If you love your runs or at-home HIIT workouts, it might be time to swap that jog for something a little lighter on the joints.
Low-impact exercise may not get as much hype as explosive HIIT workouts, but they are still an effective way to burn fat, build strength, and improve endurance. It also a great option for anyone recovering from an injury, depending on the type of injury and feedback from your doctor.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is Low Impact Workout?
Low-impact training refers to exercises that have little to no impact on joints and tendons. This type of workout typically keeps the body always grounded to the floor. Low-impact workouts nixes any jumping, jolting movements and focuses on walking, cycling, functional strength training, dancing, swimming, hiking, yoga, and Pilates, just to name a few!
Who would Benefit from this type of workout?
You’re just getting started with fitness, and you’re not quite ready to tackle a high intensity workout.
You’re easing back into your routine after an injury (with your doctor’s approval, of course).
You’ve been going a little too hard with your workouts lately and need to bounce back from exercise burnout.
Ready to give your joints a break? Here are few low impact workout from Shapethat we love to follow at home:
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