Low-Impact Ways to Stay Fit

A great bonus with low-impact cardio is that it is pretty much accessible to do anywhere from the comfort of your home, the gym or outside. 

 

Low-impact exercise gives you the opportunity to exercise while reducing the stress or pressure on your joints. But be warned just because it’s low impact doesn’t mean you won’t be sweating!

 

Indoor Cycling-

 

You can start cycling with little investment with our large range of indoor cycling bikes you will have plenty of options. Spinning is a low-impact exercise that places less stress on your joints, which makes it ideal for older adults with knee or hip issues or those recovering from orthopaedic injuries. It’s also one of the best ways to beat stress, depression and poor mental health. Plus, people who cycle are shown to have reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

 

If you’re just beginning to build your fitness, the key is to start slowly and gradually add more time and intensity.

 

A beginner low-impact indoor cycling workout

 

Start with a 25- to 35-minute workout and progress from there, adding time in 1-minute increments as you build up your fitness.

 

Indoor cycling workout-

 

  1. Start off pedalling at a low resistance for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Switch to medium resistance for 5 minutes.
  3. Up to High resistance for 1-2 minutes
  4. Down to Medium resistance for 5 minutes
  5. Bring up to High resistance for 1-2 minutes
  6. Decrease back to Medium resistance for 5 minutes
  7. To cool down at a low resistance for 5 minutes.

 

Cross trainer- 

Not only is a Cross Trainer great for beginners, but it will make it easy for getting into cardio exercise. The Cross trainer has great benefits from putting less stress on your joints while conditioning your heart and lower body. 

 

Cross trainers offer a lower-impact workout compared to running or walking on a treadmill. We have a large range of high-quality Cross trainers for you to explore if you are looking to add this to your home gym. Click here 

Cross trainer workout-

  1. Start off with a warm-up at a comfortable pace. Keeping the resistance low for 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the resistance to medium resistance for 3 minutes.
  3. For 2 Minutes increase the resistance to high.
  4. Decrease back to medium resistance for 3 minutes
  5. Last push for 2 minutes on full resistance. 
  6. To cool down bring the resistance back down to the lowest for 5 minutes.

 

Strength training workout- 

 

Low-impact strength training is an effective way to work on your strength without adding extra stress on your joints and tendons. Including exercises that keep one foot on the ground and are easier on the body. But don’t be mistaken—they can be just as challenging as their high-impact counterparts.

 

Workouts for low-impact-

 

  • Resistance brands
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebell

 

For any workout ideas, you can find our Wednesday Workout full of ideas.

 

Please remember if you have any injuries that require you to do low-impact exercises consult with your doctor before starting any of the suggestions. We hope one of these ideas will help with starting your low-impact workouts and please comment if you have any exercises that you do.

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Billie Harrison

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