Exercises that aren’t hard on your joints

15 February 2018



Over the years you start to understand that your body can’t perform tasks as well as it used to when you were in your sprightly twenties. Many of you may find you are getting slower, your knees and joints are aching, your muscles cramp more often, and you get tired a lot faster.

Despite the limitations you may experience, this doesn’t mean you should stop being active all together. There are a number of activities you can enjoy without putting too much strain on your body. Maintaining an active lifestyle will ensure you can enjoy your independence for longer, as the less active you become, the more difficult it will get to do simple activities.

Research has indicated that those of you who maintain an active lifestyle, have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancers, depression and dementia. The World Health Organisation recommends an estimate of 150-minutes of moderate-intensity workouts or at least 75-minutes of vigorous-intensity workouts throughout the week, for those who are 65 years or older.

We have put together a list of some effective exercises that aren’t hard on your joints, to ensure you get your weekly take of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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