Can Be Good For You?
aerobics, alternatively called hydro aerobics, aqua exercise, water
aerobics, water exercise, or water workouts, provides a fantastic
cardio workout without the attendant risks of injury of a normal
workout at the gym.
Simply put, it’s the performance of aerobic
exercises in water.
It is usually performed in shallow water and is often done to
music. Aqua aerobics has been recommended for people of all ages and
those recuperating from mild injuries and other health conditions due
to water’s therapeutic effects.
Aqua aerobics provides an exhilarating workout for the heart and
the lungs as well as tones and strengthens the muscles.
Because we tend to be lighter
in water due to its buoyancy, even senior adults and extremely
overweight individuals can move freely. In fact, one burns calories
much more easily in water than on land.
on land burns 135 calories in half
hour hile walking in deep water (for the same
burns 264 calories
Pregnant women benefit most from aqua aerobics.
develops good circulation, slows down the heart rate, and puts very
little stress on your bones, muscles, and joints.
| Since a lot
weight is gained during pregnancy, many women find it difficult to do
even light workouts with the added load around their bellies.
they could, there is a high risk of injuring the back, the hips, or
some other body part. In addition, they can’t get the cardio they need
because they may tend to be too cautious.
In water, a
130-lb pregnant woman may feel like she only weighs 13 lbs. due
buoyancy that water provides. As a result, women can perform movements
that are otherwise difficult to do on land.
Organizing an Aqua
If classes aren’t offered in your area, you can round up some of
your friends and get your own instructor. All you’ll need as personal
equipment are a swimsuit, swim caps, aqua shoes, and a foam kickboard
First, discuss your targets with the instructor.
For senior adults, a warm-up period must be included before
diving into the more strenuous exercises. Methods that use flotation
devices such as kickboards are effective. Also include exercises that would work both
fine motor movements as well as the large muscles.
Your group can also include heart rate monitoring.
Music is necessary to keep the classes spirited and in sync. You
can take turns choosing the type of music you prefer – pop, Broadway,
country, Big Band – the possibilities are limitless.
It would also be more
effective for the instructor to stay on the deck for the
participants to get a better view of what he or she is doing. It will
also give him or her a chance to see if everyone is on course.
All in all, an aqua aerobics class should be something that the
women would look forward to each time they meet. Apart from the
physical benefits they receive, there is also a great possibility that
students will leave the class de-stressed and relaxed
because of water’s legendary healing powers.