If your exercise routine suffered during the winter months it’s time to get up and go at it again. The outdoors will soon be calling your name. Will you answer the call?
Yes! Of course you will because that is what you live for. But wait. What about those pesky muscles and joints that are giving you some trouble? Not to worry, just throw on your CopperJoint compression sleeve and get ready for some good low impact workouts.
Top 10 Low Impact Exercises
Sounds simple enough, but purposefully walking is a great low impact exercise you can do anytime, anywhere. You also can adjust how long you walk depending on your needs. Most doctors would recommend at least 30 minutes a day of brisk walking, but be sure to go at your own pace if you are injured.
Take walking to another level and add some stairs. Experts say 15 minutes of stairs equal 30 minutes of walking, plus it will give you more definition in your legs, buttocks, and stomach.
Burning an average of 650 calories per hour, cycling is a great low impact exercise and a great way to get around. While street riding will tone your legs, advanced riders can also get a great upper body and ab workout on tougher trails and mountains.
The ultimate low impact exercise, swimming is a good workout for anyone. You burn a decent amount of calories (100 per hour) and you sculpt into a lean machine. Add some aerobic exercises and weights and you can triple the benefits.
For a peaceful, relaxing exercise give yoga a try. Great to use in between days where you’ve pushed it a little harder, yoga will help you center and regain homeostasis while increasing strength, balance, and flexibility. The stretching is great for your painful areas, but be careful to stick to a level of stretch you are comfortable with.
Not only a good low impact workout, but the perfect exercises to improve your posture, balance, and strength. You can push your body to its limit with pilates in ways you can’t do otherwise. Additionally, pilates will keep you limber and relieve pressure-causing pain from your muscles and joints.
There’s nothing like being close to nature as you get back into your exercise routines. Hiking can be a great way to disconnect from the world while you focus on renewing your fitness goals. Easy to moderate hikes are low impact but make for good workouts.
Let the adrenaline you’ve been missing take you to new heights. Beginner-level rock climbing is a low impact exercise that pushes your limits, but is easy on the joints. Rock climbing is becoming more accessible than ever before, making it a popular sport.
If you want a tough workout that’s not going to damage your muscles or joints, you need to try TRX. TRX is a suspension workout and can be performed almost anywhere as it’s transportable and easy to set up. The wide range of possibilities of good workouts make TRX a great low impact exercise. You can learn more about this exercise by clicking here.
No More Excuses
You don’t have to settle. You can continue your exercise routine without further injuring yourself. With CopperJoint and these 10 low impact exercises, you can stay on top of your game. Stock up today on your favorite CopperJoint products and we will see you out there!