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Water Aerobics Exercises Health Benefits

Water Aerobics Exercises Health Benefits

 

Health Benefits of Water Aerobics Exercise

Playing aerobics sports

it is known that aerobics sports are very important to the body, and that we have to do it daily, but some may feel bored and tired while exercising over and over again, what if there was a new way to exercise? What if it was practiced in the water? Just thinking about this idea invites happiness and fun! Have you ever heard of water aerobics exercises? Read on to find out.


What is meant by water aerobics exercises?

water aerobics is defined as an in-water sport. Everyone can do it of all ages, and it is not necessary for a person to be a skilled swimmer to exercise this sport, as it can be practiced in both shallow and deep water. 

When practicing these exercises in water, the size and strength of the muscles increases and the reason for this is due to the great water resistance to move the body.

water aerobics exercises are one of the powerful fitness exercises, and it has a lot of benefits for the body, no matter your age is, and that’s what we are going to see up next keep reading


What are the benefits of water aerobics exercises?

It is possible to practice all kinds of exercises that are held in gyms underwater and the importance of this sport is due to the density of water and its resistance to body movements, and among the most important benefits of aqua sport are the following:

  • Water carries part of the body's weight: this makes it easier to do exercises, and reduces the chance of joint injury, and reduces the risk of injuries, especially for people who are overweight.
  • Aqua sport speeds up the healing process: it is possible to continue exercising underwater when suffering from joint injuries or during the recovery period after operations, and this helps to maintain the body's fitness, unlike the usual exercises that the doctor prevents from practicing in similar circumstances.
  • Alleviate the symptoms of chronic diseases, such as chronic fatigue syndrome (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), rheumatoid arthritis, and muscular pain syndrome Allavi (Fibromyalgia).
  • Improve balance, increase agility and endurance.
  • These exercises help to burn fat greatly.
  • Improve heart health and cardiovascular strength.

Ps: All mentioned benefits of water aerobics are not exhaustive and they are the main benefits.

 

What are the correct ways to practice water aerobics exercises?

There are many exercises that can be practiced in the water, but you must know the correct way to do them and benefit from them. Here are some of them:

Walking in the water:

It is appropriate to start walking in the water when practicing aqua exercises, as it helps to identify how the body’s water resistance is, and the following instructions must be followed to benefit from this exercise:

  1. Start walking with shallow water, waist-deep.
  2. Tighten the back while walking and put pressure on the heels first and then the toes, rather than walking on tiptoes.
  3. Keep the arms on the side of the body and move them while walking.
  4. Continue this exercise for five to ten minutes.

Lifting the arms in the water:

This exercise helps to strengthen the muscles of the arms, and light weights (Foam Dumbbells) can be used to benefit more from this exercise, and it is applied as follows:

  1. Stand in the water at shoulder level.
  2. Hold dumbbells on both sides with palms facing up.
  3. Raise the forearm to the water level without bending the elbow on both sides.
  4. Point the palm down and lower both arms to the starting position.
  5. Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times in one period, in three or fewer intervals.

Legs exercise:

This exercise moves the lower back, trunk, and legs, and is practiced as follows:

  1. Keep the feet away from the bottom of the pool.
  2. Pull the knees toward the chest.
  3. Push the water with the feet and legs forward and float on the back.
  4. Pull the knees toward the chest again.
  5. Push the water with the feet but back this time, floating on the belly.
  6. Repeat these movements in order 8 to 12 times in one period, at intervals of three or less.


Does water temperature affect water aerobics exercises?

The answer depends on the age and the type of exercise to be practiced. Children and the elderly often need a warm water temperature.

In general, the water temperature suitable for these exercises ranges between 28.3 and 31.1 degrees Celsius.

A study was conducted in 2019 examining the effect of water temperature on the human body when practicing aqua sports. It was found from this study that when doing aqua exercises at a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, the body stimulates the work of the immune system, especially the part responsible for fighting cancer

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