The mercury’s already going up. Sweating it out at the gym or outdoors doesn’t seem so appealing anymore, does it? How about you take your exercise routine under water? Gather up your girlfriends and sign up for an aqua aerobics class. Here’s how it will help you stay in shape:
Aqua aerobics is a mix of strength and cardio workouts which is done in the face of water resistance. This ensures the body gets a full workout. Keeping in mind factors like cardio activity, weight, water temperature, volume and buoyancy, you can burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour of exercise.
Increases muscle strength
Because water flows in multiple directions, the resistance in the pool can range from four to 42 times greater than air. Therefore, the muscles get a rigid workout. According to a 2007 study, 12 weeks of regular aqua aerobics exercise gives you significant gains in strength, flexibility and agility.
Water offers a natural resistance, unlike weights which require the body to pull and push against the weight plus gravity. Water needs the body to strain through the water and against it, building endurance.
Reduces joint pressure
Aqua aerobics relieve pressure placed on joints from normal wear and tear and arthritis. Hydrotherapy is recommended by doctors to those suffering from joint problems.
Aqua aerobics requires movements in various directions while adjusting to the push and pull of water, hence the joints increase their range of motion. In the process, the body becomes more flexible.
So what are you waiting for. Enrol yourself and don’t forget to share your experience with us!!
Until Next Time,