Aquatic workouts are movements that involve exercising while you are in the water. Exercising in the water provides many benefits that working out on land cannot. First, buoyancy of the water provides an unloading of the weight bearing joints of the spine, knee, and hips. This is extremely helpful for those who cannot tolerate exercising on land due to joint pain.
The many benefits of water exercises are:
Lose weight effectively
Improve balance and agility
Ease arthritis pain
Recover from surgery
Alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia
Strengthen muscles and joints and
Increase flexibility and strength.
If you don’t have access to an indoor pool, check with your local health and fitness club or YMCA. They may offer an aquatic program or have classes in your area. Some establishments call it water aerobics. Attending a class one or two days a week, in a group setting, may be just what you need to stay on track.