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Archive for December 12th, 2010

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low impact aerobics involves continuous exercise involving large groups of muscles where at least one foot always remains on the ground.  This type of exercise is ideal for people with osteoarthritis in their knees  and overweight people.  It is a great way to begin and maintain an exercise program.  Low Impact Aerobic Classes include controlled arm and leg movements used in a continuous rhythmic activity.

Each class should start with stretching and a warm-up, and end with a cool-down period.  Aerobic exercise is important for weight loss.  Lose weight, get exercise and the pain associated with your knee osteoarthritis should dissipate.  Need some support while exercising?  Try knee sleeves for warmth, compression, and stability.