Why low impact exercise is good for you

While high impact exercises such as running are very beneficial, low impact exercises also have their appeal.

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Contrary to what many people think, low impact exercise is actually good, as research has shown that moderate-intensity low-impact activity is just as effective as high-impact activity such as running, especially concerning heart disease.

Just in case you are wondering what they are, low impact exercises are simply workouts in which you stay grounded, they might also a machine.

Low impact exercises are not touted enough, they are simply not given enough credit, and these exercises are especially good for the body because they do not cause excess strain to your joints.

According to Robin Gargrave, executive director of YMCAfit, one of the UK's leading trainers of fitness professionals, "low-impact exercise doesn't put the joints under much stress, the idea is that it's less likely to cause an impact-type injury, such as an ankle sprain or cartilage tear."

Low impact exercises are extremely beneficial and necessary if you are pregnant, have injured joints, bones or connective tissue, have chronic problems, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or stress fractures, very overweight or new to exercise.

Apart from the above situations, low impact exercises also for everyone as they are also beneficial to the state of your mind.

Examples of low impact exercises and their benefits include:

Regardless of whichever low impact exercise you prefer, they are simply the best as this is the best way to start your fitness journey and stay on it longer.

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