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.
Being a low-impact sport, it is not too strenuous on children, but it will make a difference to their overall level of fitness and keep them active.
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.
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.
Also, nearly three-fourths of patients (72 percent) were able to take part in low-impact sports such as bicycling and swimming.
KEEP MOVING Low-impact sports, such as cycling, yoga and walking, are ideal for keeping fit without affecting your bladder.
Although doctors have advised him to stick to low-impact sports like cycling, he has still tested himself over Pen-y-Fan "a few times to prepare to host the race.
The weight-reduction program involved a weekly group session that featured a variety of low-impact sports to re-encourage interest in physical activity "Women were referred to a dietician to develop dietary targets and have motivational discussions," he added.
You smartly see low-impact sports as a way to get in shape and get a feel-good vibe.
As the body temperature is low, joints and muscles are stiffest and at their best for doing low-impact sports, which require more endurance.