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1. Low Impact Exercises

Low Impact Exercises

"...Try to get at least 30 minutes of elevated heart rate on a daily basis."

-Dr. Kyle Vincent

2020 was the year of the Quarantine 15, we’ve all felt the effects of not being able to go out and move our bodies. This has pushed many of us to find ways to move at home, and many of us will continue these routines we’ve built over the past year. Dr. Sotis, Dr. Vincent, and John Levell of Crossfit by Overload, all agree that getting at least 30 minutes of elevated heartrate a day is the best thing you can do for your overall health. Doing exercises at home does not just mean jumping jacks or lifting weights. Low impact exercises are exercises that are easy on the joint especially for our patients who do have joint pain and have lesser mobility. Some exercises that are low impact and are easy to do at home without any equipment are squatting in a chair, walking dogs around the block, walking up and down a local hill, or doing modified burpees. John Levell notes that burpees are one of the best exercises you can do being that it uses every muscle group as well as teaches your body how to balance. If you have access to a stationary bike, rowing machine, or pool, all of these are great exercises that utilize all parts of the body and elevate heart rate. 

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