Protecting your joints is important for healthy movement throughout your life, and there are many ways to stay active without causing injury to your knees, hips, or ankles. Here are some of our favorite, low-impact exercises:
- Swimming – Not only is swimming a low-impact exercise, it’s also a full-body workout. Hop in the pool and do some laps or just splash around for fun. Either way, it’s great for exercising and staying cool in this hot August weather.
- Kickboxing – It sounds intense, but kickboxing is actually a low-impact exercise that’s easy on your joints. If possible, modify your workout to focus more on the cardio movements of the sport and not the combat aspect.
- TRX Exercises – The TRX strap is the strap you often see hanging from a bar at the gym. This simple accessory makes it easy to do lunges, pullups, pushups, and squats, without putting pressure on your joints.
- Cycling – Cycling, either indoors or outdoors, is a great exercise and easy on your knees. Find a spin class near you, or get outside and explore a local bike path.
Tips adapted from https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercises/low-impact-exercises
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