If you are looking for ways to start working out, or if you have just recovered from any injury, it is a good idea to start taking baby steps. These low-impact workouts will help you get back on track without stressing your joints.
Not sweating and feeling exhausted is not indicative of your workout routine being too mild – remember that any exercise is better than none and that doing the right amount of exercise consistently can lead to big changes. In fact, you can work out safely, at a low impact, and with no equipment whatsoever if you set your mind to it. This is how to start working out or get back into it at the lowest impact possible.
Low-impact workouts to stay fit without much effort
Get your trainers on and go for a walk
We tend to underestimate the power of walking. Walking is low-impact, available any time of the day, and free. Simply make a routine of walking around a place that you enjoy for 20 minutes a day and work your way up from there.
Swimming is beneficial for your cardiovascular health and it targets all of your body. It doesn't impact your joints and I find it extremely fun. The only downside to it is that you do need equipment and supervision, but it is worth the effort.
Yoga has been around for ages for a reason: it's great exercise, it promotes relaxation, it builds flexibility, strengthens your bones and there are options for everyone. You can work your way up from a beginner's class to a very much advanced program.
Pilates strengthens your core, addresses all of your body, and targets your core in particular. It is great for your posture and there are several options where you don't really need equipment.
If you are new to exercise, I would recommend visiting your doctor before choosing low-impact activity that suits your needs. But remember there are always options to stay fit, which in the end, is paramount to live longer and better.