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Podcast 17 – The Benefits of Exercising In Water

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senior fitness with meredith

Hello and thanks for joining us on this week’s episode!

This podcast is all about working out in the water or “aqua workouts”. This could mean many things but primarily we are referring to exercising in some kind of pool or could also be at a beach setting.

There are many benefits to getting your exercise in a pool. Being in water is easier on your joints and muscles because of the buoyancy of the water, not to mention helping with balance and control of your movements.

Of course if you choose a beach setting, the open ocean behave differently than a pool but still has great opportunities for strengthening your balance as well.

Swimming laps is good for your cardio health and also provides great resistance training at the same time.

If you’ve never considered working out in a pool then hopefully this episode opens you up to the idea. Especially if you already have existing joint or muscle issues.

In This Podcast You Will Learn:

1). A few reasons and benefits you gain from working out or exercising in the water like less pressure on your joints and knees.

2). How joining a good water exercise class can make a big difference in teaching you new movements and workouts that you might not have been able to do in normal land based classes.

3). Why safety should always be taken into consideration first when entering the water for a workout and the importance of either working out in a group or letting someone know you are exercising in the water in case of emergency.

4). The benefits of getting a workout at the beach in the water and how it differs from exercising in a pool under more controlled circumstances.

5). Why joining a water class can also be a social experience as well with other members that can make working out in a pool lots of fun!

6). Learning about “Aqua Therapy” and the benefits of having physical therapy sessions in a pool setting.

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Thank you again for visiting us for this episode! Aqua workouts are a great way to mix up your exercising and keep things fresh!

Doing simple laps, stretching, balancing, arm and leg movements all benefit your body in a low impact manner and helps ease the pressure your joints would feel during a normal workout.

We hope you give water workouts a try if you haven’t already!

Til the next episode,

Team Meredith