Interesting Benefits of Water AerobicsBy Harshita Sehgal - 11 February 2020
Working out in the water is one of the most therapeutic activities. Aqua aerobics is doing workouts in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. It is an awesome workout for people of all fitness levels and age groups. It builds cardio, strength, and resistance in a calm and relaxing environment. We list some other benefits of aqua aerobics.
· Burns calories
Aqua aerobics consists of both cardio and strength training workouts which makes it a full-body workout that helps in burning a lot of calories. A person can burn around 400 to 500 calories in an hour of aqua workout.
· Builds endurance
The traditional weights require the human body to push and pull against the weighted gravity whereas water aerobics is different than this. It helps in building endurance as water makes the body strain though the water.
· Reduces stress
Doing the workout in water can be one of the soothing activities to relieve stress.
· Improves flexibility
For people who are working to build their flexibility, they must include aqua aerobics in their fitness routine. When you do aqua aerobics you are required to make movements in different directions while adjusting the push and pull of water. This increases the range motion of joints and gives you a more flexible body.
· Increases muscle strength
Aqua aerobics is amazing for building muscle strength because the water flows in various directions, thus increasing the resistance in the pool is much more than in the air. It is a rigid workout for increasing muscle strength.
Reduces Blood Pressure: The water pressure actually works with your blood as well and enables one’s blood flow to circulate more effectively throughout the body, effectively decreasing blood pressure and, in the long run, decreasing resting heart rate.
Lastly working out in water helps prevent overheating, helping you exercise for longer