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What are the best low-impact workouts for individuals with joint pain?

Hi everyone,

I have been experiencing joint pain for a while and I really want to start exercising to improve my overall health and fitness. However, I am unsure about what type of workouts I can do that won't aggravate my joint pain. I am looking for low-impact workouts that are suitable for individuals with joint pain.

My knees, hips, and ankles are the areas that usually hurt the most, so any workouts that put too much pressure on these areas are not ideal. I also don't have any gym equipment at home, so I would prefer workouts that I can do at home without any special equipment.

I would really appreciate any suggestions or personal experiences with low-impact workouts that have worked for you. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hello there,

I can definitely relate to the struggle of finding low-impact workouts to do with joint pain. One workout that has helped me is rowing. Rowing machine workouts are great for a full-body, low-impact workout that won't stress your joints. Rowing helps build strength and endurance while providing a low-impact exercise option.

Rowing machines are commonly available in gyms or for purchase online for home use. With adjustable resistance settings, you can tailor the intensity of the workout according to your individual needs. There are also a variety of workouts available online, ranging from beginner to advanced.

Overall, rowing has been a great low-impact exercise that provides great cardiovascular benefits without putting too much strain on your joints. Of course, it is essential to consult your medical professional before working out, to ensure that it is appropriate for you.

Good luck on your fitness journey and do let me know if you have any questions!


Hey there,

I totally agree with the previous commenter- swimming and yoga have really helped me with my joint pain. However, I would like to add another low-impact workout that has worked for me, which is cycling. Cycling is a great way to get your heart rate up and burn some calories without putting too much stress on your joints.

You can do cycling indoors or outdoors, depending on your preference and the available resources. If you have a stationary bike, you can do cycling indoors while being comfortable in your own space. If you prefer outdoor cycling, invest in a good bike and safety gear and you can explore new paths and enjoy the scenery.

I hope this suggestion helps and wishing you the best of luck in your fitness journey. Stay safe and healthy!


Hello everyone,

As someone who deals with joint pain every day, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find workouts that don't exacerbate the pain. One type of workout that has really helped me is resistance band training. Resistance bands can be a great low-impact alternative to weight lifting as they can help build strength, improve balance, and flexibility.

Resistance bands come in a variety of strengths and lengths, and you can do a wide range of exercises using them. They're also very portable, so you can easily take them with you on the go. With resistance band training, you can modify the exercises to make them more or less challenging, depending on your pain levels.

I hope this suggestion helps, and wish you good luck on your fitness journey! Do remember to always listen to your body and stay safe while engaging in any exercises.


Hello everyone,

I completely agree with the previous responses on the benefits of swimming, yoga, and cycling for individuals with joint pain. Another low-impact workout that has worked for me is Pilates. Pilates is a great way to build strength, improve your flexibility, and improve your body awareness.

It is a low-impact workout that puts minimal stress on your joints and can be modified for your individual needs. Pilates exercises can be done on a mat or with equipment, but you can also do these exercises without any special equipment from the comfort of your own home. There are various online resources such as YouTube videos and workout apps that provide guided Pilates sessions.

I hope this suggestion helps, and I wish you all the best in your fitness journey!


Hi there,

I can definitely relate to your situation as I have also dealt with joint pain in the past. One low-impact workout that has worked really well for me is swimming. The buoyancy of the water reduces the impact on your joints and provides a great workout for your whole body.

Another workout that I have found helpful is yoga. It can help improve your flexibility and balance, and you can modify the poses to suit your individual needs. There are also many online resources for guided yoga sessions that you can do from the comfort of your own home without any equipment.

Lastly, I have found that walking on flat surfaces is another great low-impact option. You can gradually increase your pace and distance over time, and it's a great way to get out in nature and enjoy some fresh air.

I hope these suggestions help and wish you all the best on your fitness journey!

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