How to Get a Pain-Free Burn: The Best Cardio for Bad Knees

by Jessica Smith
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In addition to walking, there are some great low impact, multi muscle moves that you can do that can are more gentle on your knee joints but still help you burn plenty of calories.

In this 10-minute workout video, I’ll show you simple ways to mix up your low impact, indoor cardio workout. The best part is that these exercises use minimal space and zero equipment (that’s right, no treadmill required!). I’ll also share one of my favorite moves to help strengthen the often neglected muscles in the shins that can help prevent the slips, trips and falls that begin to happen as we age.

Be sure to keep an eye out for my “workout” partner, my puppy Peanut in this vid! (Do you work out with your pets at home too?)

Looking for more low impact cardio options? Be sure to check out our professionally produced “Walk On” DVD series available on Amazon (with FREE U.S. shipping!) here.

Did you try the moves? Let me know which one was your favorite in the comments below!

Note: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. If you are working with a specific knee injury, be sure to get your doctor and/or physical therapist’s approval before attempting this workout. If you suffer from knee pain regularly, be sure to consult a professional for an expert diagnosis.

About the Author

Jessica Smith

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. She now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit to learn more about her fun, results-driven programs for all levels of exercisers.


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