Exercise plays an important role in our health, but some exercises may harm our joints. Especially if you have pain in your joints or have sustained an injury, high impact exercises like jumping and running can hurt your joints more than they can help them. Incorporating low impact exercise into your regimen will not only help your joints or injury but will keep you in shape in the process. Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy have an excellent staff who can curate effective low impact exercise routines just for you!

What Does Low Impact Mean?

Low impact exercises focus on putting little stress on the ankle, knee, and hip joints during your workout. Low impact exercise is perfect for people who are pregnant, growing older, overweight, or have joint discomfort. These exercises make it possible to participate in cardiovascular exercises while not putting all of your weight on your joints. While the exercises are low impact, they do not have to be low intensity. Intensity focuses on how quick your heart rate becomes during your workout. You can keep your heart rate high while implementing low impact exercises. There are various low impact exercises like:

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Rowing
  • Walking
  • Water Aerobics 

The Benefits:

Lessening the amount of weight and pressure you put on your joints helps keep them healthy while simultaneously relieving the pain. Even so, low impact exercises can help you strengthen and tone your whole body, not just your joints! Low impact exercises can also:

  • Create great strength and endurance
  • Improve flexibility and balance
  • Cross-train your muscle groups
  • Aide in fat loss

Contact Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy:

Here at Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we focus on curating a personal plan for you, based on your pain or injuries, that can benefit you in therapy and even at home. We’ll work with you to figure out which low impact exercises would be best for you while explaining how they will enhance your current state of health. If you have discomfort in your joints or have sustained an injury, make an appointment at Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical therapy today to learn how you can start your journey to better health.