low-impact sport

low-impact sport

Sports medicine Any physical sport with minimal wear and trauma to weight-bearing joints, especially of the foot, knee, hip Examples Bicycling, bowling, golfing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving; LIS participation is encouraged in those engaging in physical activities after hip and knee arthroplasty. Cf High-impact sport, Moderate impact sport, No-impact sport.
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Since I started swimming I've become increasingly interested in cycling and triathlon and I think that will be the next phase, as that kind of low-impact sport is a bit easier to manage.
Zip-lines, a seemingly low-impact sport, introduce noise pollution into the forest.
Because it's a low-impact sport and it's not dependent on the strength of the player, young and old alike can pick it up easily.
It is also a low-impact sport that is suitable for athletes of all ages and abilities.
A low-impact sport that puts little mechanical load on the bones and joints, bicycling is said to be beneficial for those with cardiovascular problems.
If you are not able to walk, swimming, cycling, gardening, playing a low-impact sport, and housework are other options.
There's very little interest among my clients to buy time on such a low-impact sport," says Aaron Cohen, exec VP for Horizon Media.
James played football until he was 14 but when he suffered a recurring knee injury,his mother Julia, a physiotherapist, suggested a low-impact sport like rowing might suit him better.
As far as injuries go, there's good and bad news: roller skating is a low-impact sport that's far less likely to lead to overuse injuries than, say, jogging.
Walking is a low-impact sport, which means you have a much lower chance of injuring yourself.
KEEP MOVING Low-impact sports, such as cycling, yoga and walking, are ideal for keeping fit without affecting your bladder.