Quick, low-impact home workout that gives your joints a break


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You don't always have to go all-out with high-intensity training to get a quality workout. Whether you have existing injuries or joint problems — or want to avoid them in the future — your joints appreciate some off-time. Low-impact exercises can be just as sweat-inducing but way easier on your joints. Some ways to add low-impact exercise into your schedule include: swimmming, walking, cycling, or rowing.

The following low-impact workout by our friends at InShape Fitness requires no equipment and can be done at home or, if you're traveling, in your hotel room. Trainer Kim Watkins takes you through this quick set (it should take less than 20 minutes to complete) of such low-impact goodies as squats and planks; floor exercises like leg lifts and crunches; and some standing exercises.

Click "play" on the podcast for easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Click the graphic below if you would like to print out a guide to help you through each movement when you are on the go. A great option for a spontaneous workout in the park!




Workout guide



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