My Favorite Calorie Burning Low Impact Exercises
When I Injured my calf muscle it got me searching for low impact exercises that burn calories.
I rely on exercise to keep my stress and anxiety in check because without it, I become a nervous wreck.
So, I look for full body exercises that work all the major muscles and joints for more calorie burning, strength building, and full range of motion in the joints.
Here are 11 fat burning, low impact exercises that are easy on the joints.
- Yoga – class, video
- Pilates – class, video
- Tai Chi – class, video
- Swimming – pool
- Water aerobics – pool
- Rowing – outdoor or gym
- Paddle Boarding – outdoors, lake, ocean, river
- Elliptical – builds the butt
- Bicycling – indoor or outdoor
- Kettle Bells – at home or in gym
- Circuit Training – Planet Fitness has a $10 one gym membership with a great 30 min circuit
Facts about Americans
65% of Americans are overweight
1/4 males are obese
1/3 females are obese
Many reasons for becoming overweight like the Injury, health issue like high blood pressure, tiredness, lack of time, etc.
There’s not just one way to get exercise and the benefits far exceed the drawbacks.
If you have a health issue that’s holding you back, talk to your doctor about your interest in starting a low intensity/low impact exercise program and they can help you monitor your progress safely.
Exercise reduces stress, depression and anxiety, reduces risk of heart disease, increases bone density, makes ADL easier, and, of course, burns calories to help lose weight, among a never ending list of other benefits.
If you know someone who needs to hear this stuff, share it with them. A lot of people just need the encouragement and having a partner to hold them accountable goes a very long way. Maybe you could commit to one of your workouts with this person you care about just to help get them kicked off. They may not even know that the variety of low impact exercises exist and are available.
A lot of these exercises you can do alone or in groups, at home, or at the gym, so there’s a lot of opportunity to get going however is best suited for you.
Try out something new and let me know what you think!