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Water May Be Refreshing and a Good Place to Exercise

By Tom Herrin

One of those absolutes that no one can do without is water.  There is really nothing like it when it comes to being thirsty.  Staying hydrated is quite a challenge for many people in various situations.  When people think of exercise, they may think about how thirsty they get doing so, but usually there is also that thought about just how hard the workout is.  A pretty good option for those who may need exercise but don’t like the thought of all the moving and sweating is exercising in water. There are lots of advantages that are worth considering.

It Can Strengthen Muscles

Doing anything in the water is a good way to increase strength.  It has been said that resistance in water is as much as 42 times that of air.  There is constant movement of water against the body. Most people are aware of just how tired they are after having spent some time in the water, but they often fail to think of it as having taxed the muscles as much as they actually do.  

It Is Easier on the Joints

Many times, when people are recovering from injuries, they will do some kind of rehab in the water.  This is because it is an ideal way of working out and increasing strength without placing undue stress on various body parts.  This allows a better recovery without as much chance of incurring another injury to the same part or injuring something else as they try to overcompensate.  The water also has buoyancy which can offer support for the body. This can keep down the wear that typically occurs due to gravity.

It Is Pleasant

Let's face it, most people enjoy spending time in or near the water.  There is nothing quite like it. It is usually fun for the entire family.  You can get some kind of a workout while spending time with family members.  Whether you simply play, walk, or have a structured exercise in the water, it can be a good experience.  After some activity, it is a good place to rest and relax. You can put the stresses of the day behind you unwind there.  If you haven’t been out there in a while, pick up a new swimsuit and head out. You are pretty certain to have fun while getting in a little better shape.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.


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