On the hunt for low-impact workouts!

I need some help finding workout videos on youtube that are low-impact and meant for people who can’t safely work out as hard as the general population. Please comment and share links to workouts that you yourself have found to be helpful!

I’m sure many of us in this group struggle with physically debilitating symptoms that make exercise difficult, if not damn near impossible or even completely impossible at times. I know I struggle with this myself. There are times when I can’t even stay sitting up (though those moments are extreme and rare, thankfully).

On occasion though, I have days when I feel like I can and should do some exercise. I am working on compiling a playlist that is good for people like myself who don’t have much tolerance for exercise. This is not meant for weight loss, as I believe we are ALL beautiful at whatever size out bodies are, but I do acknowledge that our bodies need a good healthy workout when we can manage it.

I have a rare condition called “Panhypopituitarism” (PHP). One of my biggest complications of this condition is adrenal insufficiency. Because of this, exercise most people can do just fine can actually lead to complications which can be life threatening to me, so it is important for me to not push myself very hard and be mindful of my heart rate as well as the feelings of weakness in my muscles courtesy of my adult growth hormone insufficiency, another complication of PHP.

Keep in mind, we are ALL at different levels regarding what we are able to do. Please don’t feel disheartened if someone suggests a workout that you aren’t able to do, and do not be afraid of suggesting videos because you don’t want to offend those of us who may not have the stamina to do the workout.

Also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE avoid diet and weight loss talk. There is no need for that here. This discussion is all about finding movement that feels good just for the sake of feeling good. Thank you!

I LOVE yoga and light aerobics, so bonus points for those.

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2 thoughts on “On the hunt for low-impact workouts!

  1. OMG yoga recommendation! Yoga With Adriene on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKE7WVJfvaHW5q283SxchA) is absolutely amazing. Adriene has videos for literally every level of yoga ability and physical ability in general, and within those videos she gives alternatives for positions so that if you can’t manage exactly the thing she’s doing, you’ll have an alternative. I totally swear by her videos and have been using them for a few years now 🙂

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    • I’m actually already subscribed to her! 😄 Her videos are amazing, I have some of them in my playlist already! Her routines for when you are sick or on your period are the best when I’m having a low energy day.

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