Texas Joint Institute - September 09, 2022
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Want to get moving, but also go easy on your joints? We’re counting down our six favorite ways to get the heart pumping while being kind to your joints. 

#6 Walking

Walking is an easy way to get moving and keep the impact on your knees low. You set the pace--grab a friend, or enjoy the peace and quiet. Best of all, there’s no equipment or membership needed, just put one foot in front of the other! 

#5 Biking

This next one is great because you can enjoy a nice bicycle ride outdoors to see the scenery, or hit the gym and give stationary cycling a try. The constant cyclical motion provides rest for the joints, and you can turn up the cardio by adjusting the bike settings, or taking the road less traveled. 

#4 Elliptical

While you’re in the gym, try the elliptical machine if you want a good cardio workout that was specifically designed to be low impact on the ankles, knees and hips. 

#3 Swimming

For number three, take the plunge into water activities! Swimming is one of the best exercises on your joints while also burning calories. You can also try water aerobics to turn up the heat while staying cool in the pool. 

#2 Rowing

Another great water activity is rowing. This is a great upper body activity that uses circular motion to reduce the stress on the joints. And if you’re not near a body of water, most gyms have a rowing machine for you to get a workout. 

#1 Dance

Our favorite low-impact way to move is dance. Dancing is a great way to burn calories and emphasizes muscle movement instead of stressing the joints. Zumba, salsa and even line-dancing are ways to add a little groove to a boring workout routine. 

If you would like more information about how to stay active while keeping your joints healthy, or if you have any concerns about joint pains or symptoms, make sure to schedule time to meet with one of our specialists. Our orthopedic experts at Texas Joint Institute are available to help you achieve optimal bone and joint health.


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