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Low impact exercise

Hey everyone, I'd like some suggestions for some lower impact/easy exercises I could do. I used to run a bit and go to the gym before I started working full time, but now I live in a built up area so don't really fancy running and to be honest I feel quite tired and just want to wind down in the evenings. Would be really grateful for some tips/ideas for exercises I could do a few times a week, as I would really like to contribute some fitness to my weight loss. :)

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Try Pilates. Improves your core strength, slow workout but you break out a sweat.

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I've read quite a bit about it, and it sounds good, but I'm not the most flexible haha! Does that matter?

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With a good teacher, it will gradually improve your flexibility. The exercises are mainly stretching and slowly building up strength. It helps posture and all kinds of back problems.

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I do pilates :) It's really good. It definitely improves your core!

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Hi Izzy,

Here are a couple of page links to the NHS Choices website that you might find helpful.

The first is the Fitness Studio resources:

nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-fitne...

The second concerns specifically 'low impact' exercise options:

nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pag...

Hope those are helpful.

Lowcal :-)

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That's really helpful. I used to go to Yoga every week when I was studying. Perhaps I'll try that again!

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Several of us on here like Lesley Sansome on YouTube 😊 (Thank you Caz28 ) One mile walk in 20 minutes, plus longer ones and fat busting ones etc 😊

I like to put my own music on and just follow her moves 😊🎤😊

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Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check her out :)

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I do the Leslie Sansone walks too, I belong to a group on Facebook and we also use Body Blades. Recently I started to do Tai Chi too all good ways of exercising without having to go out.

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I quite like Denise Austin on you tube she does a few low impact dance workouts - not too scary😀

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Thank you nteapea for recommending this. 😀

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Swimming is a good muscle workout which is low impact.

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