Looking for full body workouts that won’t stress your joints or flat feet? You’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 13 exercises you can do to stay fit without the pain and strain!

1. Walking

Hit the hills, add dumbbells or weighted ankle or wrist straps to add intensity!

2. Rowing machine

Workout those arms, back, legs and core. Score!

3. Kayaking

Kayaking works the arms and core (no crunches necessary) and can burn up to 400 calories an hour while seeing some stellar sights.

4. Strength training

Try squats, lunges or supermans! Easy on the weights though.

5. Swimming

6. Elliptical

Sorry treadmill, elliptical takes the cake when it comes to putting less stress on those legs.

7. Yoga

8. Stair master

No gym nearby? No problem. Hit the real stairs.

9. Cycling

Hopping on the bike is a fun way to fit in some exercise, with a lower chance of damaging the joints.

10. Tai Chi

Try some meditation in motion to give those bones a break. This gentle, fluid movement may also help ward off headaches, helping to improve flexibility, too.

11. Hiking

Another way to spice up a walk is to add some hiking terrain (opt for flatter areas, though, to keep impact to a minimum).

12. Rock climbing

Climbing movements are typically slow and controlled, which works the muscles without the added strain.

13. Pilates

High-impact sports won’t magically give us six-pack abs, that we know. The potential solution? Just roll out the mat for a quick Pilates session to strengthen the core and help increase flexibility.

Dana Habayeb
Dana Habayeb, MSc, CNC, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Dana Habayeb holds an MS in Public Health and Health Systems and a joint BS in Health Sciences and Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research in social psychology, cognitive psychology, and the health sciences. In addition, Dana is an ACE certified personal trainer and certified nutritional consultant from Weill Cornell Medicine. She specializes in teaching clients how to lose fat through proper nutrition and fitness. Her focus is on helping her clients understand the psychology and science behind fat loss so that they can achieve the results they want. Follow her on instagram for inspiration and updates @DanaIsBananas!