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High Impact Exercise


Updated March 16, 2006

Definition: An activity or exercise in which both feet leave the ground simultaneously. Some examples of high impact exercises would include running, jumping jacks, jump rope. High-impact activities can help strengthen the bones and some can help you develop more endurance, power, agility and coordination.

However, if you have any injuries or other conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis or other medical problems, you should get permission from your doctor before you start jumping around as much.

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