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7 Low-Impact Exercises You’ve Got to Try!

7 Low-Impact Exercises You’ve Got to Try!

Want to get more active without putting too much stress on your joints? Try some of these fun and easy low-impact exercises to improve your cardiovascular health, build muscle, increase flexibility and much more.

What Is “Low-impact”?

Many professional trainers define low-impact exercise as any workout where one foot stays on the ground at all times. However, that definition has been casually broadened to include all heart-pumping workouts that have a decreased risk of injury—especially joint injury!

Swimming

A great way to better your heart health, build muscle and increase endurance.

Swimming

Water Aerobics

Perfect for folks looking to increase range of motion and strengthen muscles. Additionally, lessens your chances of overheating.

Water Aerobics

Walking

Just 30 minutes of walking a day can help lower your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.

Walking

Step Aerobics

A fun way to strengthen your core, increase flexibility and improve your balance and coordination (plus all those heart health benefits!).

Step Aerobics

Cycling

Regular cyclers experience better cardiovascular health, as well as improved joint mobility, posture and flexibility. It can also help you work through stress.

Cycling

Strength Training

Strengthens your muscles, tendons and ligaments, creating stability in your joints—including your spine!

Strength Training

Pilates

Perfect for those looking to build core strength and muscle, increase flexibility, better their posture and even improve stabilization of the spine.

Pilates

Talk to your doc for their best recommendation before adding any of these low-impact exercises to your regular routine.