Curious About Low Impact Cardio Options?!

Curious About Low Impact Cardio Options?!

There is a common misconception that low impact cardio is not as effective as higher impact workouts. It turns out, your body needs days and workouts where it is not “pounding the pavement”. On a day when your body needs a rest, choose a workout that is easier on your body and still gives you the cardiovascular benefits your body needs.

Low impact exercises are motions where one foot remains on the ground. These exercises are less impactful on joints and less hard on the body.

Here are some low impact exercise options for you to try!

  • Walking

  • Elliptical

  • Strength/Weight Training

  • StairMaster

  • Cycling

  • Indoor Rowing

  • Yoga

  • Pilates

  • TRX

  • Water Aerobics

  • Step Aerobics

  • Ballroom Dancing

Additional (Outdoor) Activities

  • Hiking and Rock Climbing

  • Kayaking

  • Tai Chi

  • Outdoor Yoga

  • Snowshoeing

  • Swimming

  • Golf

  • Rollerblading

  • Cross-Country Skiing

So remember, listen to your body and when you are in need of a less impactful workout and still want to remain active, aid your recovery and try a more “gentle” workout.

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