Low Impact Exercises for Weight Loss

Low impact exercises are mild and low risk exercises. They are easy and fun to do but their health benefits are great.

Stretching

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle group is intentionally stretched in order to improve elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone. The result is increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion.

Proper stretching enables the athlete to perform well in any sports competition. Stretching can be ballistic, dynamic, active isolated, passive, isometric, and static.

health benefits stretching exercise

Here are the health benefits of stretching:

  • increased ability of movement
  • reduced risk of injury
  • reduced muscle tension
  • enhanced energy
  • reduced bad LDL cholesterol

Starting your day with stretching exercise, which does not require much of your time, will make your body flexible and healthier.

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Swimming

Swimming is a full-body exercise, which is considered one of the best low impact exercises for the reason that your body is lighter when it is immersed in water, especially from waistline going up. When the water reaches your neck, you will be carrying only 10 percent of your body weight.

Swimming is recommended for people with arthritis, post-menopausal, and osteoarthritis. Since it is a low impact exercise, the risk of injury is also very low.

Swimming
  • increases muscle tone and strength
  • improves flexibility
  • develops a powerful heart
  • helps with weight loss
  • reduces asthma
  • improves healthy ratio of cholesterol
  • reduces risk of diabetes
  • gives a healthier brain
  • relieves stress
  • promotes longevity

Swimming can give you a good youthful sense of well-being.

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Walking

Walking is a safe and simple exercise that can improve your health. Preparations are easy; just choose a comfortable footwear and clothes that allow perspiration to evaporate easily. Before walking do some short stretching and warming up of your muscles.

Walking
  • Lessens incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
  • reduces bad LDL cholesterol
  • regulates blood pressure
  • prevents Gallstone surgery
  • reduces hip and lower limb injuries