Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness.
Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness. Whether you have back pain, a knee injury or another chronic ache, there are plenty of measures you can take to keep active and healthy – pain-free.
Swimming and Water Aerobics
One of the easiest ways to get your cardio without exacerbating pain is with swimming and water aerobics. The buoyancy of the water significantly lightens the load on your joints: When you're waist-deep in water, you bear 50% of your body weight; when neck deep, only 10%! Even better: Swimming is a full-body activity so you're getting a complete workout, strengthening your core and improving circulation to your limbs.