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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Sirius healed well for a time and was medically cleared to return to low-impact sport training.
It's a fairly low-impact sport, so it'll will put far less strain on your muscles.
Preventive strategies involve maintaining a healthy weight, choosing supportive shoes, changing to a low-impact sport and simple home foot exercises.
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.
As for fitness, this low-impact sport also just happens to be a powerful calorie-burner--a vigorous hike consumes nearly as many calories as a 5-mph jog.
It is also a low-impact sport that is suitable for athletes of all ages and abilities.
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.

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