low-im·​pact ˈlō-ˈim-ˌpakt How to pronounce low-impact (audio)
: relating to or involving a physical activity (such as walking, swimming, or bicycling) in which the body makes gentle contact or no contact with the ground
low-impact exercise
low-impact workouts
Testers were impressed by its compression but it's a low-impact bra, so save it for yoga, Pilates and hiking—any workouts where you don't need much support.Hannah Mendelsohn and Isabella Silvers
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Examples of low-impact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This pick is recommended for extra support around the house or any low-impact exercises, which can be a beneficial way to get your postpartum body moving again. Maya Polton, Parents, 16 May 2024 The art of skating is low-impact and easy on the body while working the core and improving overall balance and confidence. Kaitlyn McInnis, Travel + Leisure, 16 May 2024 True to its low-impact quintessence, the culinary program takes a farm-to-table approach emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 The North Shore property situated on a legendary beach is all about biophilic design principles, with natural landscapes woven through low-impact structures that blend seamlessly into their cliffside environment. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 26 Apr. 2024 Our goal is to highlight wineries that follow sustainable viticulture and winemaking practices such as organic, biodynamic farming, and low-impact interventions to support biodiversity. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Everything was made with low-impact washing processes or created from recycled denim and sweaters. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 The Ranch Hudson Valley will offer three- and four-night programs (available from Monday through Thursday and Thursday through Monday, respectively) that incorporate low-impact exercises, hikes, yoga, massages, and hot and cold plunges. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024 When each employee is more productive, when automation tools are leveraged and when low-value, low-impact tasks are eliminated, fewer of your payroll dollars are being wasted. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-impact was in 1985

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“Low-impact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-impact. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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