Here’s Why Anyone & Everyone Can Benefit from Water Aerobics Classes:
- Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter.
- Your body does not experience the same impact as on land. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions.
- Pregnant women also benefit from the reduced impact reports the American Council on Exercise.
- Water acts like a compression bandage for the entire body.
- Water constantly adjust its shape to accommodate your movements. It compresses your skin, muscles, and joints via a concept called hydrostatic pressure. This concept forces the heart and lungs to work harder because the chest cavity is under direct pressure. Centralizes peripheral blood flow and assists in venous return.
- BIG MOVES increases resistance.
- Being forced to exert more energy to perform accustomed motions helps tone atrophied muscles faster by using more muscle fibers, and the presence of water helps reduce pain.
- Work against 12 times the resistance of air.
- Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body.
- Water aerobics classes incorporate equipment to further induce strength gains, according to an article published in “American Fitness.”
Written by Dian Zandi, Water Aerobics Instructor at Elite Sports Clubs