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s you get older, your joints can be extra sensitive to impact. That's why it's important to make sure that if you're going to exercise, you do it in a way that doesn't cause pain and soreness.

Here are some low-impact exercises that are great for people with achy joints:

Swimming

Swimming is a low-impact exercise that delivers a full-body workout. It's one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular health and burn calories, while also helping you get stronger. Swimming not only strengthens your muscles, but improves your endurance and stamina as well.

In fact, many professional athletes use swimming as a training method because it's great for cross training—it helps prevent injuries by strengthening joints without putting stress on them. If you're worried about your body taking too much wear and tear from running or other high-impact exercises, consider swimming instead!

Yoga

Yoga can be a great way to keep your body healthy, flexible, and strong. Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. It focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through the use of poses that stretch muscles and connective tissues while working with breathing patterns and meditation techniques.

While yoga may not seem like an activity that requires much exertion or physical exertion, it is actually one of the most effective ways to stay fit without impacting your joints (such as knees or hips). In fact, there are over 200 health benefits associated with regular practice!

Weight Training

Weight training is great for building muscle, burning calories, and toning your body. It's also a low-impact exercise that won't put additional stress on the joints. You can do it at home with just a few pieces of equipment or even with nothing but your own body weight. Try one of our strength training classes with light weights today!

Weight training doesn't require you to lift heavy objects as much as other forms of exercise do—instead, you'll be moving lighter weights in more repetitions (reps) for a better workout that leaves you feeling stronger and looking leaner.

Cycling

Cycling is a great low-impact exercise. You can do it on a stationary bike or outdoors, and it’s a great way to burn calories while improving your endurance. It also helps with weight loss and muscle strength by increasing metabolism and heart rate. Cycling can help improve bone strength too, as long as you wear cycling shoes that aren’t flat-soled (like tennis shoes).

In addition to the benefits above, cycling also offers many others:

  • Helps you sleep better at night!
  • Improves focus during the day by relieving stress from work/school etc...

Elliptical

An elliptical is a machine that uses the motions of walking or running, but without the impact. It’s a great low-impact exercise machine for people with joint pain or who want to lose weight without hurting their joints.

If you’re looking for an alternative to high-impact exercises like running on the treadmill or jogging outside, consider using an elliptical machine.

If you’re looking to get fit, these are some great ways to do it without compromising your joints.

They all have their own unique benefits and are able to help you stay active without putting too much pressure on your body.

Posted 
Aug 17, 2022
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