Many people find themselves in a position where they can no longer do high-impact workouts. Maybe they’re women over 40, women with kids, recovering from an injury, or those just getting started in fitness. The good news is, there are plenty of low-impact exercises you can do that will still give you the body you’re dreaming of! In this blog post, I’ll give 7 ideas for low-impact workouts specifically designed for you. You don’t need any special equipment or tons of time – just some creativity and determination!
1. Low Impact Weight Training
Weight training doesn’t have to be difficult. You don’t need to go into a commercial gym either. You can do your weight training at home using just a pair of dumbbells and an exercise ball!
You should aim for about 30 to 40 minutes of low-impact weight training most days of the week. Be sure to use good form and don’t overdo it if your body isn’t ready!
2. Low Impact HIIT Workout
All you need is 20 minutes: run on the spot for one minute, jump rope or do jumping jacks for 30 seconds, walk backward (or march) for 30 seconds, high knees or butt kicks for one minute, and then repeat. Keep it up for 20 minutes and you’ll be sweating in no time.
Dancing is a great way to get your body moving and have fun at the same time.
Choose a low-impact dance routine and you’ll be having more good times in no time! No need to hit up the club or take lessons, just put on your favorite song (or songs) and start grooving.
4. Bike Riding
Riding a bike is an excellent cardio workout that is easy on your joints.
It also works out many other muscle groups, such as the arms and back if you’re using a backpack or panniers (for long-distance riding). The best part is that it’s free to get started!
Swimming is another low impact workout that is great for your heart as well as toning muscles.
It’s also a low impact workout that can be done by almost everyone, no matter their age or fitness level. For those who are not strong swimmers (and this includes many adults), it’s easy to start in shallow water and work up from there!
Yoga is a great way to keep your muscles toned and help you manage stress.
It’s also suitable for just about everyone, no matter their fitness level or age. Even if you’re not able to do the more advanced poses, there are beginner options that will allow even beginners to get started!
Never underestimate the power of walking! It’s low impact, easy to do anywhere and burns a modest amount of calories.
Start by walking for ten minutes every other day, then add on five more minutes each week until you’ve reached your goal (or hit the point where it becomes too strenuous).
Find Your Low Impact Workout Routine
Low impact workouts help you stay toned and fit without putting stress on your joints and body.
It’s also a great way to work up the endurance for more intense workouts without making your body feel exhausted.
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