Low Impact Exercise

Low impact impact exercising is good for the body because it doesn’t pound the body while you are getting in shape. All exercise is good for a healthy heart and it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. Just because it says low impact doesn’t mean it can’t be high intensity for those who prefer a high intensity workout. Low impact is good for young and older people because it preserves the joints. Especially for the older people who’s joints are not as strong as they once were.Elderly Bike Riders

Some people have old or new injuries that may affect their limits on working out. I know personally of my dislocated hip that the doctors said would probably require a hip replacement to make everything right again. Well I felt as long as I was walking I wasn’t going to go through those extremes. I figured I’d look for some low impact exercise routines to see if I could somehow do some bone joint rehabilitation myself. There were many options.

  • Walking
  • TRX (Resistance Exercises)
  • Stairmaster
  • Strength Training
  • Cycling
  • Rowing Machines
  • Kayaking
  • Tai Chi
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing Machines
  • Kayaking
  • Tai Chi
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Elliptical
  • Swimming
  • Water Aerobics

I said to myself bicycling is a low impact workout and I already like riding anyway. Plus it was one of my enjoyments. Then there were many benefits to consider. So if you are also looking at loosing calories, you will definitely be able to achieve it cycling. There are many calories burned cycling. Even if you were on a stationary bike at a gym, there can be 400 to 600 cycling calories per hour burned in a 30 minute work out. 

It also takes good cardio to put in work on a bicycle. Bicycling provides a low impact cardio workout just as well as any other low impact exercises. There is nothing like feeling strong and not winded after a long testing bike ride. Or on your everyday commute you find it is much easier and you have knocked some travel time off. Once again this gives you another challenge if you develop a competitive nature with it. Try adding this to the ingredient – Keep on Pedaling!

You either love spinning the pedals and watching the scenery whiz by, or you don’t. And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike.” – Keith Mills               

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