Use Water Aerobics to Improve Mobility
By Brandi Swieter
Exercising in the water is a great way for people of all fitness levels to get in the exercise they need. By starting out slow, people can steadily gain momentum, and mobility, to use toward other activities in the future. Water aerobics provides an excellent way to improve mobility and ensure the body can increase its fitness level down the line.
Less Joint Stress
The joints take a lot of stress when people exercise on land. Those suffering from severe joint pain or who have undergone any form of joint replacement surgery should try water aerobics instead. It takes a lot of of the stress off the most important areas and allows the body to recuperate faster.
The muscles and joints often feel stiff when working out on land. Regular exercise in the water will help to loosen up the muscles so this stiffness gets reduced. With it reduced, people are better able to handle the exercises they first tried on land. It’s a win-win situation.
Full Body Workout
Land workouts tend to target one particular area at a time. If a person does a bicep curl, only the bicep will get targeted. In the water, resistance is all around the body. All muscles in the area being worked on will have resistance to them, giving them a workout just as well. It’s a better way to get a full body workout and improve mobility throughout the entire body.
The body can be more mobile and move freely if it can balance well. Improved balance is just another benefit of water aerobics that helps to increase mobility in the body. When the water moves around the body, it must remain balanced and steady to stay upright and not be pulled in the direction the water is moving. Those who can balance well in the water should certainly be able to balance on land where nothing is pulling them.
Improving mobility and gaining the ability to perform exercises on land is a common goal for many water aerobics participants. With the body better able to handle the more difficult exercises on land, it can take on any task that a person tries. Anyone suffering from soreness after trying can head back in the water, or get a second look from a doctor of chiropractic at The Joint Chiropractic.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pinole, Calif.