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TYPES OF LOW IMPACT EXERCISES

Cycling

Cycling is an aerobic exercises that works on lower body and cardiovascular system.

Swimming

Swimming works the whole body. It’s a great way to tone up and get trim. Swimming can also help you lose weight if you swim at a steady and continuous pace throughout your session.

 Nordic walking

Nordic walking is the full-body exercise that’s easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It’s a suitable activity for people with joint conditions or those who may be carrying some extra body weight.

Trim Trails

Trim trails are outdoor exercise areas equipped with machines specially designed to provide gentle exercise for different parts of the body, such as hips, legs and torso.

Yoga

Yoga can improve both your physical and your general well-being through a series of postures and breathing exercises. Regular yoga practice helps develop strength, balance and flexibility.

Dancing

One of the best thing about dancing is that, while you’re having fun moving to music, you are getting all the health benefits of a good workout.

Tai chi

This ancient Chinese art promotes mental and physical well-being. Movements are generally slow and controlled. This means you won’t improve your cardiovascular fitness or get a calorie-burning workout, but it dies improves strength, flexibility and balance.

Green Gyms

Green Gyms improves your health and the environment at the same time with the outdoor alternative to the gym.

Bowls

Although not the most energetic of games, bowl is good for posture, flexibility, balance and hand-eye co-ordination.

Aqua aerobics

Water aerobics is a low-impact activity. It requires a basic swimming ability as it’s mostly done in water that is around waist high.

Aqua aerobics workouts use a variety of techniques taken from studio aerobics, including walking or running backwards and forwards, jumping jacks, various arm movements and moves from cross-country skiing. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/free-fitness-ideas/

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