Any exercise that produces low-impact forces, minimizing the stress imposed on muscles and joints. Low-impact aerobic dance, cycling, and swimming and other water workouts can be used as soft workouts, but brisk walking is probably the most popular form of this exercise.
Regular brisk walking can produce as much cardiovascular benefit as jogging, and walkers tend to suffer far fewer joint and muscle injuries than joggers. Even fit exercisers can benefit from walking, as long as they walk fast enough to reach their target heart rate. Simple ways of increasing the intensity of walking include making vigorous arm movements and carrying light weights, but the best way is by walking uphill.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.