Six Reasons to Try Water Aerobics

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 8:47 pm

Water workouts are therapeutic and results driven. Water aerobics is among the most popular of aquatic workouts. Water aerobics builds cardio, strength and resistance. All without putting high stress on the joints. To help demonstrate the advantages of water aerobics, we have compiled a list of the top six benefits of water aerobics:

1. Increase muscle strength
Because water flows in multiple directions, the resistance in the pool can range from four to 42 times greater than air. This ensures that your body’s muscles continuously receive a rigorous workout through every movement.

2. Low-impact exercise
In water aerobics, the buoyancy of the water alleviates your body’s impact on your muscles and joints. This low impact reduces the chance of getting an injury.

3. Reduces blood pressure
Water pressure enables blood to circulate more effectively throughout the body. This decreases your blood pressure and, in the long run, lowers your resting heart rate.

4. Increases flexibility
Water aerobic exercises require multi-directional movement. Urging your body to adjust to the push and pull of water, naturally increasing your joint’s range of motion.

5. Alleviates pressure on the joints
Studies have shown water-based exercises, such as water aerobics, relieve pressure placed on joints from the normal wear-and-tear. This alleviation can especially help when it comes to joint pains such as arthritis.

6. Burns calories
Due to its cardio nature, these workouts really burn off the calories. They are a combination of both strength building and cardio, resulting in a full workout.

If you are looking for local water aerobics classes, Waterworks Aquatics hosts multiple sessions a week in their year-round heated pools. These classes are led by highly trained professionals and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule a lesson please call (626) 836-1200 or you can visit their website for more information at www.waterworksswim.com/pasadena.

 

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