When you think of working out, getting in shape and dropping a few pounds, a gym is probably the first place that comes to mind. A pool workout with an aqua noodle or aqua dumbbell though, can be just as effective. Instead of machines and free weights, the water provides the resistance with less stress to your joints. Low-impact pool workouts also make it possible for people who are dealing with a chronic disease, such as arthritis, to exercise and improve their joint range of motion without worsening the symptoms.
Water workouts may be considered low impact, but they can be extremely challenging and beneficial. A pool workout can be just as effective for seniors as it is for athletes who want to improve their explosive power. A particular benefit of a pool workout is that the water protects the joints from impact when performing repetitive movements.
Water, water everywhere! Working out in the water is one of the most therapeutic activities one can take part in. Water aerobics builds cardio, strength and resistance all while being easy on the joints and in a cool and relaxing atmosphere!