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January 4, 2015

BE HEALTHY –
21 Low-Impact Workouts

Low Impact

Every now and then, we have to give the body a break from excessive pounding (read: running, dance classes, and contact sports). Luckily low-impact workouts are typically easier on the body, especially our joints, and can be a great way to get in a heart-pumping workout while reducing the risk of injury   . Plus, it’s a no-brainer that exercise is great for keeping the heart healthy and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease—something that’s never too early to start thinking about  .

Most trainers define low-impact exercises as motions where one foot stays on the ground at all times. But rather than doing single-leg deadlifts until keeling over, we figured it’d be best to round up 21 low- (or no!) impact exercises to keep things varied and full o’ fun. They’re perfect for when you’re just getting started, dealing with an injury, or just want to try something new!

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