Easy Does It

If you suffer from creaky hips or knees, you may need to avoid certain weight-bearing and high-impact forms of exercise, such as jogging — especially if you need to lose weight. Fortunately, there are many types of nonimpact exercise that burn plenty of calories, enabling you to shed fat pounds without taking a pounding. “One… Read more »

If you suffer from creaky hips or knees, you may need to avoid certain weight-bearing and high-impact forms of exercise, such as jogging — especially if you need to lose weight.

Fortunately, there are many types of nonimpact exercise that burn plenty of calories, enabling you to shed fat pounds without taking a pounding. “One of the things that I tell my overweight clients is that I generally don’t want them jogging or running until they lose the weight,” says Marilyn Moffat, PhD, a professor of physical therapy at New York University. “When you jog, you may subject your legs knees to forces equaling over three to four times your body weight with each stride. That’s a tremendous
stress if you’re overweight.”

Here’s a list of exercise activities that are gentle on the hips and knees, and the number of calories each burns per half hour at three body weights and a moderate effort level.

Gentle Exercise Guide

130 lbs. 155 lbs. 190 lbs.
Circuit Training 236 281 345
Pilates 133 158 194
Stationary Cycling 206 246 302
Rowing 206 246 302
Swimming 236 281 345
Water Aerobics/Calisthenics 118 140 172
Tai Chi 118 140 172
Yoga 118 140 172

Source: www.nutristrategy.com

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