With my knee continuing to hurt, I have had to take time off from HIIT. This is the last thing I want to do and I certainly don’t want to become inactive during this time. It’s important to let my body heal, but complete rest is also not good. So Marwan and I are finding other activities to do that are low impact on my knees.
Fortunately the weather has not been so brutally hot so we can get outside, but I still wore my favorite sunscreens. This past weekend we went for a bike ride along Riverside Drive. There is still a lot of construction but if you go the opposite direction of the new park, the paths are very peaceful and wind along the river. Finding a peaceful place to go to so you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs is a great way to bring some balance back to your life.
Bike Rental Programs Make It Easy to Get Exercise
If you live in Tulsa, St. Francis has a free bike service called Tulsa Townies. You enter your credit card for security but the bike is free for 24 hours. As long as you return it within 24 hours, you are not charged. Programs like this really encourage people to get outside and exercise. You can find these bike stations here, or google a similar program in your neighborhood.
Low Impact Activities
Here are some other low impact activities to help protect your joints: swimming, walking, Zumba, step climbing, rowing, and the elliptical machine.