If you have been searching for low impact workouts for women (that actually produce results) then you’ve come to the right place! Pull up a chair and settle in!
We see it all over social media. You hear about the events and competitions popping up all over our cities. We have friends and family involved in it. It is the high-intensity world of fitness. This mindset is why we believe the only way to lose weight (or see results) is through high intensity workouts. This is simply untrue! Below, we will learn about some of the amazing benefits of easy low impact workouts for women and training styles that may surprise you!
Low Impact Workouts for Women and Benefits
Are you asking yourself why would someone prefer low-impact workouts over higher ones? Well, you have come to the right place! Here are several reasons why someone may need or desire to do low-impact workouts over higher ones. One major reason is injury or surgery recovery.
Physical therapists prescribe low-impact exercises to patients recovering from various injuries or disabilities. Moreover, they strive to prevent further injury and keep you safe during recovery. Your body may not be ready or at a capacity to handle higher intensity workouts and low-impact is an awesome option!
Next, you can choose lower impact workouts if you have a hormone condition. During intense workouts, the body is triggered to release the hormone Cortisol. In like manner, the release of cortisol activates the sympathetic nervous system; which is in charge of the fight, flight, or freeze response. In normal conditions, this process is a good thing for humans; to remain safe in real-life threats. This can lead to several adverse symptoms, metabolic imbalances, weight gain/resistance, etc.
Moreover, this is a major reason why low impact workouts for beginners can assist with weight-loss and body composition change all while keeping cortisol levels balanced. The term low-impact gets such a bad rap! Comparatively, there are so many great health benefits that you will develop a new appreciation for these amazing training formats!
Easy Low Impact Workouts for Women Fitness Formats
If you are new to the Yoga world, try out beginner classes. Take classes that are not held in heated rooms. This will help you ease in to the classes without added dynamics.
Types to try: Hatha and Yin are the top choices for low-impact and hormone balancing. Meditation is a wonderful complement too yoga. Try out a free meditation here!
Strength training rates among the top recommended fitness regiments if you are looking to change your body composition! Furthermore, strength or resistance training is a wonderful hormone regulator. They can be modified to low impact workouts for women and beginners as well! You should seek out classes that are almost strictly strength-based and little to no cardio, to lessen impact on the body and joints.
Types to try: Barbell classes, Core & Abs classes, “Strictly” strength classes, Toning classes.
Do not underestimate the results you can achieve from walking! Walking is a wonderful way to maintain a fitness routine all while remaining low-impact. For instance, you can explore outdoor trails or beautiful nature landscapes, or if you are more of a treadmill person, listen to your favorite audiobook while burning those calories.
Types to try: Nature walks, Dog parks, Trail walking, Elliptical, Treadmill.
Low Impact Workouts for Women: Cycling
Cycling is not only a wonderful cardiovascular workout, but when done properly it can aid in strength training for the lower body as well. When you choose a safe resistance for your fitness level and stay at a lower, consistent pace, you can get a wonderful overall workout that remains low impact on the joints! (tip: you can modify by not doing any standing or upright peddling and just stay in the saddle).
Types to try:
So, that’s all I have for today! These are my top recommendations for low-impact workouts and I hope that you find one that you fall in love with and make it a part of your life! You will be amazed by the benefits and more importantly results that comes with adding low-impact workouts into your daily activities!
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