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Take a Dip While Exercising

By Tom Herrin

Most of the time, when people think of exercising, they think about a lot of sweat and heat.  That is not a bad thing, but some people who are not so accustomed to such may need some kind of exercise that offers a cooler environment and a way to work out without overheating.  This may risk overwork for those who are in a beginning stage of a new exercise routine. Water aerobics and other programs designed for people to participate in while in the water may offer the ideal activity that can help avoid this physical stress.  Particularly for those who are older or prone to injuries, exercising in the water may provide the alternative they need.

It Can Build Endurance

People need some kind of resistance in order to improve their physical condition.  Resistance is what builds strength and endurance. It is a large part of conditioning.  Having resistance without gravity can save a lot of excess wear on the body. It may be ideal for those with previous experience with injury.  It is like a safety net for them.

It Can Burn Calories

When people can burn calories without seeming to have to overexert themselves, it is a real benefit.  This allows for an effective workout without the risks that often go along with it. Too many times, a workout that is a real calorie burner involves quite a bit of physical stress.  This will often wreak havoc on joints and other body parts that may be more fragile. The water adds buoyancy and slows the actions so that impact is far less.

It Is Generally Fun

Most people enjoy the water.  It tends to lift our spirits and help us relax.  It has the effect of lowering the blood pressure while exercising.  This may be due to multiple reasons. For many of us, simply watching the water can ease our stress and help us to forget our daily worries.  Many people keep aquariums in offices or other areas to help us find solace when needed. If you really want to exercise and get the most out of it without adding physical difficulties, try some kind of exercise in the water.  There are all kinds of water aerobics classes around. Even simply moving around in water playing games may be a good place to start.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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