Water Aerobic Exercises For Everyone

Often times, water aerobics are assumed to be a workout for the elderly only. However, working out in water has many benefits, even for younger athletes. The reason water aerobics are so popular for the older population is because it is such a low-impact workout. The water takes weight off of your joints, and resistance against your movements.

Younger athletes that suffer from joint pain, arthritis, or are recovering from an injury or surgery may find that an in-water workout can replace, at least during rehabilitation, an intense, high-impact running regimen. This can be a great solution for staying in shape when you really shouldn’t be running.

Sometimes runners or other athletes are not comfortable with swimming. Water aerobics provides a way to work out in shallow water, and is not as monotonous as swimming laps.

Here are some exercises you can do in waist-to-chest deep water.

These workouts are lower impact than running or even jogging, and can provide a great cardio and muscle-toning workout. Even when you can begin to run again, it may be worthwhile to practice a diverse exercise regimen, using the benefits of water aerobics now and again.

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