first choice you’ll make when considering the appropriate exercise
program is the decision between high impact and low impact activity.
If you’re exercising for the health benefits of getting into
shape, looking good and preventing disease, then you will most likely
choose low impact exercise. Some more serious athletes or experienced
exercisers who are training toward an ambitious goal engage in high
impact activity. High impact training involves maximum exertion,
such as running for long periods of time (over an hour) and engaging
in competitive sports such as soccer or an intense match of tennis.
High impact activity is not advised for the inexperienced woman who
is looking to start gradually. In fact, many health problems have
been linked with high impact exercise, most commonly bone problems
and joint injuries. Low-impact exercise is a great way to improve
your fitness level and avoid the strenuous exercise and needless
strain that comes with high impact activity. Moderate weight training,
walking, swimming and jogging are all forms of low impact exercise.
Don’t think just because something is “low impact” means
it’s any less beneficial to your health. Unless you’re
experienced and well-trained, the best bet for a steady exercise
routine is low impact.
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Low Impact vs. High Impact