The best exercise provides the least amount of impact or stress to your joints.
Non-impact exercise means that your body weight is supported during the exercise, either by water, the seat of a machine, a chair or the floor.
Your body weight is supported by the buoyancy of the water in these exercises:
Your weight is supported by the seat of these machines:
A chair or the floor supports your body weight in these exercises:
Low-impact exercise means that one foot is in contact with the ground at all times during the exercise.
Non-weight-bearing and low-impact exercises place less stress on your joints than high impact exercise such as running. Therefore you can reduce your risk of injury and/or pain while exercising.
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