Low Impact Ways to Stay Fit

Low Impact Ways to Stay Fit

A significant advantage of low-impact cardio is its versatility—you can do it at home, at the gym, or outdoors.

Low-impact exercise allows you to work out while minimizing stress on your joints. However, don't be fooled; low impact doesn’t mean low intensity—you'll still break a sweat!

Indoor Cycling

Starting indoor cycling requires minimal investment. With our extensive range of indoor cycling bikes, you’ll have plenty of choices. Spinning is a low-impact exercise that reduces joint stress, making it perfect for older adults with knee or hip issues or those recovering from orthopedic injuries. It’s also an excellent way to combat stress, depression, and poor mental health. Additionally, regular cycling can lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

For beginners, it's crucial to start slowly and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts.

 

A Beginner Low-Impact Indoor Cycling Workout

Begin with a 25- to 35-minute session, progressively increasing the time by 1-minute increments as your fitness improves.

 

Indoor Cycling Workout:

  1. Start pedaling at low resistance for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Switch to medium resistance for 5 minutes.
  3. Increase to high resistance for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Return to medium resistance for 5 minutes.
  5. Increase again to high resistance for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Decrease to medium resistance for 5 minutes.
  7. Cool down at low resistance for 5 minutes.

 

Cross Trainer

The cross trainer is excellent for beginners and facilitates easy entry into cardio exercises. It benefits your heart and lower body while being gentle on your joints.

Cross trainers provide a lower-impact workout than running or walking on a treadmill. We offer a wide range of high-quality cross trainers for your home gym. Click here to explore.

 

Cross Trainer Workout:

  1. Warm up at a comfortable pace with low resistance for 5 minutes.
  2. Increase to medium resistance for 3 minutes.
  3. Raise to high resistance for 2 minutes.
  4. Return to medium resistance for 3 minutes.
  5. Push at full resistance for 2 minutes.
  6. Cool down with the lowest resistance for 5 minutes.

 

Strength Training Workout

Low-impact strength training effectively builds strength without over-stressing your joints and tendons. These exercises keep one foot on the ground, reducing the impact on your body while still providing a challenging workout.

 

Workouts for Low Impact:

  • Resistance bands
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells

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