Lessening Pain With Water Exercising
Stephen R. Farris
The older we get, the more difficult it can be to exercise daily. Most of those reasons are caused by general aches and pains, arthritis, a disability, and even certain diseases slowing us down.
Whatever the case may be, those conditions don't necessarily mean we should stop exercising. There are alternatives that are less painful.
One of the most popular among seniors is water exercising.
With water exercising you put less stress on your joints and muscles, as well as receiving additional benefits to help you keep up an active lifestyle. Some of those are:
- Maintaining your existing bone density
- More energy
- Strengthens muscles around the joints
- Better rest at night
- Better weight management
- Improve your self-esteem
Most communities have a facility with a swimming pool, such as your local YMCA, YWCA, Boys/Girls Club, or senior center. Usually, these facilities allot times when seniors have access to the pool, and/or they offer some type of water exercise class.
An example of some of the exercises taught in the classes are:
- Water marching - Gives you a full-body workout
- Leg swing - Helps with your mobility
- Calf raises - Helps strengthen your calves and legs
- Chest fly - Helps tone and condition the upper part of your body
- Arm curls - Helps tone and condition your arms, and keep them flexible
If a group setting makes you uncomfortable, then you could perform these exercises during the allotted time slots set aside for seniors or to the public.
Unfortunately, for most seniors, it's easy to give up exercising when you are hurting. However, it's important to keep going as much as possible, so that you won't weaken your muscles that surround your joints, which could lead to other health problems, or make you less mobile.
When you start to feel sore in your back, neck, and joints, don't drown in the pain. Let the doctors of chiropractic at The Joint Chiropractic help you get the pain relief you need with an all-natural, noninvasive and non-addictive form of treatment. The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations across the United States. No appointment is necessary, and no need to worry about dealing with insurance. The Joint Chiropractic has several care packages available that won't break your budget.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to The Joint Chiropractic and get the pain relief you need to get back to the active, healthy, and vibrant lifestyle you've been accustomed to.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.