Monday, March 4, 2024

Low Impact Versus High Impact Aerobics.

The other day, I was working out by doing a cardio routine. The instructor said that sometimes it's good to do higher impact aerobics for our health. So I thought I'd take time to compare both types of aerobics.  Low impact and high impact aerobics are both popular forms of exercise offering numerous health benefit.  

However, they differ in intensity and impact on the body and understanding the similarities and differences between these two types of aerobics can help individuals choose the correct one based on their fitness goals and physical condition.  

Both types of aerobics can help improve cardio vascular health by increasing the rate of the heart while improving circulation. In addition, both forms of aerobics help people burn calories effectively which can aid in weight loss or managing your weight. They also help improve your mood while reducing levels of stress levels through the release of endorphins which are the body's natural feel good chemicals.  

On the other hand, low impact aerobics involve movements that put less stress on the joints making it suitable for those people with joint issues or those who are new to exercising. High impact aerobics involves more intense movements that could be hard on joints and thus not recommended for anyone with joint issues. Furthermore, since high impact aerobics involve more vigorous movements involving higher intensity levels, it could be more challenging but also requires more stamina and a higher fitness level.  

In addition, due to the higher level of intensity and impact used, high impact aerobics may pose a greater risk of injury, especially for those who are not properly conditioned or for those who have preexisting health conditions. As for suitability, low impact aerobics are more often recommended for beginners or for those who are just starting to exercise since they offer a gentler introduction to aerobic exercise. It is said that high impact aerobics may be suitable for those who are looking to improve their athletic performance or to meet specific fitness goals that require higher intensity training.  

So low impact aerobics are ideal for individuals with joint issues, beginners, or those looking for a gentler form of exercise. High impact aerobics are more suitable for individuals who are already physically fit and looking for a more intense workout to improve their cardiovascular fitness and endurance. 
Ultimately, the choice between low impact and high impact aerobics depends on individual fitness goals, physical condition, and personal preferences. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional or fitness expert before starting any new exercise regimen, especially if you have any health concerns or pre-existing conditions. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. Have a great day.

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