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I have muscle atrophy in my thighs n butt from multiple past injuries.

By Anonymous October 6, 2017 - 1:57am
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What are the best daily cardio n toning exercises?

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Hello Anonymous,

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Low-impact exercises flex the joints without putting undue stress on painful joints or weak muscles. These may include low-impact exercises or active or passive ROM exercises. Sitting all day may influence muscle loss as can aging. In fact, muscles naturally begin losing tone at 30 years of age, notes "The New York Times." However, incorporating low-impact aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises into your workout helps ward off muscle loss or re-tones them. Atrophy from an injury needs a professional evaluation.

Use exercise bands, or water weight during aqua aerobics, for low-impact strength training. Exercise bands provide resistance equal to hand weights; however, they weigh next to nothing. Stay within eight to 12 reps a day of any strength exercise. Select a resistance strength that fatigues your muscles by the end of eight to 12 repetitions. Then take a day off before re-working those muscles. If you have weak joints, do body weight exercises, such as push-ups and leg squats, sparingly.


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