I’ve got a leg injury so my usual cardio is out – what else can I do?
There’s little more frustrating than all the pain and none of the gain, so how can you navigate injury while keeping your fitness levels up? ‘Depending on the severity and anatomical region of the issue, swimming is a good non-weight bearing workout for your whole body,’ says Dr Ralph Rogers, consultant in sports and orthopaedic medicine. ‘And cycling improves leg strength while being less stressful on joints than running and walking.’ Plus, there’s nothing to stop you working on your upper-body strength. Moves focused on the core should be doable too, though if that’s yoga or Pilates, make sure you inform the instructor of your injury. As for your healthy leg, that’ll get plenty of exercise from compensating for the other.