Swimming is light on your joints
Swimming is a great way to participate in aerobic exercise while limiting joint impact. Since the water supports your weight, there is minimal stress to your joints. This low impact exercise can be done at any intensity level and can help improve your range of motion. To increase upper body strength, focus on strokes such as freestyle, breast stroke, side stroke, or backstroke. For a lower body workout, try holding onto a kickboard and kicking your feet to propel you through the water.