Water Aerobics – Get Fit in Water
Water aerobics has a bit of a reputation for being something that the elderly do but in fact, it’s a great way for people of all ages to stay fit and healthy.
Physical Health is the key to sound mental and emotional health. As it’s said, ‘a healthy body breeds a healthy mind’. Going to a gym is not the only fitness activity! There is a plethora of activities to choose from- walking, jogging, yoga, running, sports, dance classes and various others. One such fun physical activity that has gained popularity in the recent times is water aerobics. Aerobics has been a popular form of exercise; especially for women for a very long time now, Water Aerobics is just a more intense, fun and beneficial form of aerobics.
There is a plethora of activities to choose from- walking, jogging, yoga, running, sports, dance classes and various others. One such fun physical activity that has gained popularity in the recent times is water aerobics. Aerobics has been a popular form of exercise; especially for women for a very long time now, Water Aerobics is just a more intense, fun and beneficial form of aerobics.
The benefits of Water Aerobics:
- Help improve physical and mental health.
- It helps release stress and tension.
- Reduces stress on joints and muscles; it strengthens the body and has great effects on weight management.
- It helps control blood pressure levels and works against anxiety issues or panic attacks.
- It maximizes resistance of the body, thus working on the core muscles. An overall body workout, with minimum stress!
- It benefits the spine, causing no unnecessary stress, resulting in better balance and improved body movements.
- It relieves the wear and tear of joints.
- It can help rehab a knee, hip or shoulder.
- Has also proven to get cardiovascular and strength training.
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Most fitness activities target a specific area of the body or act upon stamina. Water Aerobics is probably the only fitness activity that works on all physical aspects, all at once! From muscle building, core strengthening, relieve joints, build stamina… every part of the body, inside and out, gets worked upon simultaneously. Water Aerobics is excellent for pregnant women and can really help soothe the physical discomforts that are a natural part of pregnancy. Even senior and elderly women can benefit from water aerobics and its low-intensity workout regime.
Each hour of water aerobics burns around 400 to 500 calories, on an average. This varies from individual to individual and as you continue regularly it becomes better! It includes a combination of fast and slow movements that work on the whole body and the changing pace helps increase the metabolism rate over time. The older we grow, our metabolism rate drops and becomes slower and slower. Water aerobics normalizes, and over time increases the metabolism rate. Being a group activity it also promises a lot of fun and entertainment.
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