These Low-Impact Workouts Are Easy on the Joints

January 13, 2015 | klein

Those who suffer from joint pain or arthritis have a much more difficult time working out, as many common exercises put a great deal of strain on the joint areas. This list of low-impact workouts includes only exercises that will trim and tone without putting added stress on your joints.

Walking
It may be simple, but walking is a very effective workout for anyone who wants to lose weight and improve their cardiovascular health. It’s also fairly stress-free and gentle on the joints.

Elliptical
If you suffer from frequent knee pain, the elliptical at your gym may be your best bet for a cardiovascular workout. It puts much less strain on your legs than running on the pavement outdoors, and it’s even gentler than the treadmill.

Zumba
Although Zumba is fast paced and can get a bit complicated, it’s a fun and incredibly effective workout that’s surprisingly easy on the joints.

Cycling
Whether you do it indoors or outside on the trail, the revolving motion of cycling is comfortable even for people with knee problems.

Rowing Machine
If you want to build strength without putting too much strain on your joints, the rowing machine is a full-body toner that many people overlook. This somewhat strange looking machine is straightforward and easy to use, and it even improves your posture after extended use.

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