Are you looking for the best low-impact workouts for summer? You’ve come to the right place. At HiDow, we understand that sometimes the body needs active recovery to help keep you in shape while keeping aches and pains at bay. That’s why low-impact workouts are some of our favorite workouts. You can do these at home, at the park, at the gym, or from wherever you have access to equipment.
Swimming and Water Workouts
Want to get your cardio in without the impact of slamming your feet onto concrete? Take it to the water! Swimming is a great way to burn calories and strengthen your muscles in a low-impact environment. The buoyancy of the water takes a lot of the weight off your joints so you can get a workout in, even with physical limitations such as injuries or arthritis.
Walking, Strolling, and Hiking
Running and jogging can be a pretty high impact on your joints, especially if you experience common knee pains or other limitations. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting your steps in. Taking a stroll around the neighborhood, walking around a shopping district, or going on a scenic hike are great ways to get your cardiovascular system working without exacerbating any injuries or pains that you may have.
Yoga and Stretching
Stretching has to be one of the most underrated exercises that you can do. That includes yoga as well. When you constantly work on stretching, balancing, and strengthening your core, you are giving your body so much of the necessary support and strength that it needs. Stretching and yoga build up muscles and increase flexibility which can help loosen up muscles preventing injuries such as strain and tears. Stationary exercises like these also combine a low-impact workout with muscle stimulation from a TENS + EMS device.
Stationary Bikes and Cycling
Another fantastic low-impact workout is cycling. Now you don’t have to push yourself like you are in the preseason for the Tour de France. Taking an easy bike ride around the neighborhood or hopping on the stationary bike in the living room while you binge-watch your favorite show are great cardiovascular exercises that are low impact. You may feel the burn in your hammies, but at least you won’t feel major aches and pains in your joints.
HiDow for Workout Recovery and Pain Management
At HiDow, we place a strong emphasis on muscle stimulation and recovery to help individuals just like you stay strong all year long. Whether you are using your Multi Stim TENS + EMS device for pain management, after workouts for muscle recovery, or simply to help you feel stimulated before exercise, HiDow has a TENS + EMS Multi Stim device that is right for you. Browse the wide variety of devices and HiDow favorites today.