Spring is almost officially here! 🌷 Time to rejuvenate your body and work towards a healthier you❗
Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, boost your immune system, and prevent weight gain. 👍
We’ve provided some high and low impact activities as well as a few tips to help you get your body moving.
HIGH IMPACT ACTIVITIES
These are exercises that often require both feet to come off the ground while working out. These activities are called high impact because once your body leaves the ground, gravity forces you back down. This causes your feet to hit the ground with pressure often similar to carrying twice your bodyweight. 🏃♂️
Some of the benefits of high impact exercises include an increased heart rate, improved bone density and cardiovascular strength, better balance and stability, and increased stamina.
High impact activities may not be ideal for those who have pre-existing injuries or joint conditions, or have excess weight.
Some high impact workouts include:
▶ Jumping Jacks
▶ Squat Jumps
▶ Jumping Rope
LOW IMPACT ACTIVITIES
These are exercises that often keep at least one foot on the ground while you are working out. Your joints absorb far less of an impact during these workouts making them ideal for those with pre-existing injuries, chronic inflammatory conditions, or beginners. 🚴♂️
Some low impact exercises include:
▶ Hiking or Walking
▶ Pilates or Yoga
▶ Strength Training
By adding a mixture of low and high impact activities to your workout routine, you will be able to strengthen various muscle groups and provide your joints with rest when needed.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to exercising, so it may take time to find the right combination of activities that work for you.
Remember, the key is to sit less and move more so that you can live a healthy life. ☺
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