I have a friend named Debbie. We rarely agree on much, but we both agree that getting out there are staying active is essential for leading a healthy life. Debbie is a runner; her facebook feed is often filled with stories about her running escapades, and she’s even competed in a few 5k races so far. Sadly, because of various injuries and some alignment issues, she has to take a breather from this great exercise. I imagine that there are other people out there like her, so I wanted to put together a list of a few alternatives for runners who can no longer run. Here are a few.
If you’re injured, and you have ready access to a pool, this alternative is a fantastic choice. Simply grab yourself a floatation device that keeps your head above the water, while the rest of you is submerged. Then, go for a jog! The water surrounding you will not only cushion the impact on your joints, but it will also offer a bit of resistance that will keep your legs, arms, and torso in great shape. Alternatively, you can ditch the floatation device and simply swim a few laps. Either way, it’s a great way to keep your runner’s body is great shape.