Watch: The low-impact weight loss workout you can do while sitting down

This weight loss workout from YouTuber Lucy Wyndham-Read takes just ten minutes and can be done with only a chair

Exercise you can do with a chair
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For many people, it can be very difficult to exercise. Some of the best exercises for weight loss are very dynamic exercises like burpees, which require several dynamic movements which can be difficult on the knees for some exercisers who have less mobility than others. Now gyms are closed as a result of the global health crisis, many people are looking for a low-impact home workout solution. 

Fortunately, this YouTube workout led by Lucy Wyndham-Read can help. It's a workout designed to help tone muscle and lose weight. It only takes ten minutes, and can all be done while sitting down. Check out the video in full below: 

Lucy Wyndham-Read is a British YouTube fitness personality, and has racked up an enormous amount of views to become the most popular fitness channel on YouTube in the UK, according to a study by Ofcom. This fitness YouTuber has nearly 200 million views, with workouts for all ability levels including arm exercises, walking workouts and her trademark seven-minute cardio series. 

Ideal for people who struggle with joints, this seated workout is perfect for those looking for how to lose weight on your arms, and it even works your core with those repeated leg lifts and core crunches. It's a great way to work out at a low-intensity, and what's more, it's absolutely free. 

Other low-intensity workouts include using the best elliptical machines and best rowing machine. These machines don't allow impacts on your knees and ankles, unlike treadmills and running, and the varying levels of resistance allows you to pick your pace. 

The combination of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training confers loads of benefits, including better general health, weight loss and strengthening your muscles so you'll be able to do more dynamic exercises in future. You can also improve your mobility with our best supplements for joints list.

Matt Evans
Matt Evans

Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. 

Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.