Exercising is always considered as intense and requiring a lot of hard work. For most people pulling off some sweat can often offer good results. But did you know that you can achieve a good workout with low impact exercises. These are good for those who might have leg injuries or weak knees or you just don’t want the jumping around. You want to improve your heart rate, lose weight and keep in shape but at a steady pace. Below are 5 low impact exercises to keep you in shape.
Walking engages almost every muscle in the body hence start with an easy 10-minute walk then add 10% more time each week.
Yoga is really relaxing and certain positions actually help you stay in shape.
Most forms of dance, from ballroom to belly dance, will give you a great aerobic workout. Avoid hip hop and ballet dancing and opt for ballroom dances such as salsa, foxtrot and even take on zumba.
Got a bicycle? Well your favourite past time is actually good for you. For a 45 minute bike ride, you burn about 400 calories. Cycling also tones your legs and thighs.
5. Step Climbing
Next time you try to avoid climbing the stairs, think again. Walking up the stairs is not only burns calories but also boosts your heart’s health.