Does the thought of pounding the pavement to get a good workout make your knees ache? Staying active is important to maintaining a healthy weight, and strengthening muscles around your joints, but there are plenty of options that don’t put added stress on your body. These low impact workouts, when practiced with proper technique, will help you slowly build muscle and endurance, while going easy on your joints.
Research shows aerobic exercise can help ease pain and stiffness by lubricating your joints, just be sure you have proper footwear.
Yoga and Pilates
Both of these exercises can be done just about anywhere, and improve core strength, flexibility, and muscle tone around the joints.
One of the best cardio workouts for burning calories while utilizing almost every muscle group.
Stationary bikes are perfect for when the weather keeps you inside. If your bike has an adjustable incline, keep it low to reduce strain on your knees.
Remember: It’s important to consult your doctor before starting any workout regimen.
Learn more about Orthopedic Care at CHI Health.