October 29, 2022 2 min read

Low-impact cardio is a style of exercise that increases your heart rate while minimizing the amount of stress you put your joints under.

Low-impact exercise allows you to reap the benefits of cardio without placing stress on your joints. A low-impact cardio workout can help you build both strength and cardio endurance, improve heart health, which can help protect you against heart disease and high blood pressure.

Low-impact Cardio Exercises

Swimming

Swimming really is one the best ways to boost your heart rate without putting additional load on your joints. This activity engages several different muscle groups and the cardiovascular system, can help people manage their weight, tone their muscles, and improve their overall health and fitness.

Modified Jumping Jack

Jumping jacks fire up your quadsand glutes, as well as your core, with proper engagement. This is a low-impact modified version of the regular jumping jack, also known as a side jack, that is perfect to help beginners increase their fitness level without putting a lot of strain on the knees.

Pilates

Pilates is a low impact exercise that creates optimal strength through muscle, can help you work out more effectively, feel better in day-to-day life, improves core strength and function and reduces your risk of injury.

Eccentric squat

Eccentric squats deliberately slow the descending phase of the squat, a slowed-down tempo on the eccentric part when the muscles are lengthening under load, mostly for injury rehab or to apply an overload stimulus.

Mountain Climbers

It's a low-impact exercise that really helps with strengthening big muscle groups including: your hamstrings, quads, lower back, shoulders, as well as your glutes. Helping you to improve your balance, agility, coordination, strength, flexibility and blood circulation.