Low-Intensity Workouts

Claire Miles
Jul 10, 2022

Have you looked through a number of different workouts and can’t stand doing jumping jacks or any workout that requires you to be running? Well, then you will be pleased to know that you don’t have to do jumping jacks in order to shed those extra pounds. That’s right, there are alternative ways in which you can lose weight and not run around like a headless chicken. There are low-intensity workouts that you can do. These workouts are designed to help you achieve your health goals, without being too harsh on your body. This includes not feeling as sore as you would with a high-intensity workout.

Woman working out with weights while exercising in home

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You may not know this but there are a number of different low-impact workouts available to you. These are also known as low-intensity workouts. You see not everyone is able to do hundreds of jumping jacks or mountain climbers because they are truly difficult to do. Yes, you will feel as though you have worked out for the day but you shouldn’t be aiming for pain or sweat when exercising. Instead, you should be enjoying your workout routines. This is where low-impact workouts come in. They give you the opportunity to build up a sweat without you risking your heart health.

When looking at low-impact workouts, you will notice that they are quite simpler than high-intensity workouts. That’s right, you won’t be missing out on anything. Instead, you will be doing them a bit differently. You will focus more on the actual movement instead of how many reps you can do in a certain amount of time. This may come as a surprise but you can do jumping jacks without actually jumping. Yes, that’s right, you will perform the same movement without jumping. Now you may think that you aren’t really working out but you are. Your body will soon show you that it feels the workouts that you are doing.