Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness.
Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness. Whether you have back pain, a knee injury or another chronic ache, there are plenty of measures you can take to keep active and healthy – pain-free.
Everyone knows that running is great exercise, but it also can put stress on your knees, ankles and feet. Consider instead the elliptical machine, which can provide just as good a workout as running. Although the elliptical may feel easier to some people, it's mostly an illusion due to lack of impact: Since your feet never come up off the pedals, you're still getting the aerobic benefits of increased heart rate and burned calories with much less joint shock.