Cardiovascular and Other Benefits of Water Exercises

Taking a dip in the pool isn’t only for cooling off during a hot summer day, nor is taking a few laps the only form of exercise you can do. Water related exercises come in many forms and are ideal for those who want to get fit but don’t want to strain their bodies too much, more specifically their joints. It’s also ideal for seniors who may benefit from low impact routines that are proven to be helpful with blood circulation and preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Aside from cardiovascular conditioning benefits, here are even more reasons why water exercises are great:
  • It’s perfect for someone with injuries, someone who is facing a major surgery or someone following it.
  • It makes overheating and dehydration less of a concern.
  • One hour of water aerobics can burn anywhere from 400-500 calories.
  • Water aerobics isn’t only cardiovascular, it also offers participants a full body workout.
  • The exercises can be tweaked based on a person’s ability level and experience
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