What is a low impact workout
Typically people think of swimming, cycling or walking as the only options to keep workouts low impact, but they are not the only things you can do to keep your routines easy on your joints. By understanding what you can do to keep exercises low impact, the possibilities are endless and you can keep your workouts interesting.
Low impact exercises simply keep at least one foot on the floor at all times. So no jumping, hopping or running. They may be easier on your body, but do not be fooled… low impact does not have to mean low intensity… they can be just as challenging as high impact exercise.
So whilst taking a power walk, going for a bike ride or swim will help improve your cardio-vascular fitness, these will not address the important need to do strength training, and this too can easily be achieved with emphasis on low impact.