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How do you tell if you are low, medium or hi impact when exercising

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dish70Restart January 2021

Hi can some one explain how to tell if your exercise is low, medium or hi impact I do yoga most days to varying degrees and log on my w w fitness app but I'm not sure how to tell the difference as its not always obvious I'm still learning new moves help please.

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slipstick3 stone

I don't know the w w fitness app but generally things involving running and jumping are regarded as high impact whereas things like swimming and certainly yoga are low impact i.e. fairly gentle on the joints.

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to slipstick

Yes, that makes sense slipstick. With the 'impact' bit relating to joints as opposed to the impact it has on your physical and mental health.

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dish70Restart January 2021 in reply to Mitzy200

Mm thanks there must be different types of yoga exercises some that make the body work harder than others which would be the same idea, think I'll have to ask an instructor.

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to dish70

That sounds a good plan.

There's a difference between "impact" and "intensity" when it comes to exercise. The impact tends to relate to the physicality of what you are doing whereas intensity is more related to the cardio aspects. With something like Yoga, it's perfectly possible to have a low-impact high-intensity workout if all those gentle stretches leave you beetroot-faced and gasping for breath ;-)

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dish70Restart January 2021 in reply to FatMeister

Yes some do that's what I thot I'm doing a mixture

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slipstick3 stone in reply to FatMeister

For yoga that would only work if you are doing Power Yoga or one of the Vinyasa-style Yoga flows and doing it fast. Otherwise if you're getting red in the face and out of breath you're probably doing it wrong😀.

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