Water Aerobics and it's Benefits
Most of us think that aerobic activity primarily consists of walking, running, dancing and maybe swimming. These are all fantastic forms of aerobic exercise and are very beneficial to both our health and fitness. However the latest craze in the world aerobic exercise that has taken the world of fitness by storm is water aerobics, also called aqua aerobics. Perhaps more people do other forms of aerobics but only due to the fact that you need access to a swimming pool or the sea for water aerobics. However if you are blessed with your own pool or maybe local access to a public one then water aerobics is a hugely beneficial exercise and should not be considered as a form of exercise only for the old or infirm.
The greatest thing about water aerobics is that it makes it vey easy to exercise nearly every part of your body with the added bonus of putting less strain on your your bones, muscles nad body in general. Depending on the water aerobics exercise you prefer, the water should be from waist deep to chest level. You can actually do just about any aerobic activity routine in water that you might do out of water. As mentioned probably the biggest advantage is that water aerobics is very low impact and so any normal exercises you might normally do, you can do in the pool and will benefit you just as much with much less risk to your body. This is especially helpful to people that have injuries or for the older generation that sometimes struggle with aches and pains.
If you live in a hot part of the country in summer then water aerobics is definitely the type of fitness training you should choose. You not only get a good work out but the water keeps you cool. At the same time you can also have fun and maybe even get a sun tan!. Don't restrict yourself to strict exercises, if you have some friends in the pool then use a ball, play volleyball or water polo or even good old fashioned piggy in the middle, these are all good forms of aerobic exercise.
Of course the normal exercise routines will benfit you too in Water Aerobics. Things like knee bends, resistance exercise, jumping, kicking, to be honest any kind of movement will be beneficial. They all feel good and without really noticing it, you will be getting a healthy workout. If you really want to take it to the next level there is all knids of water aerobics equipment available, especially online, all of which will increase the benefits. And of course there is always the obligatory water aerobics videos too. In conclusion water aerobics is a first class form of exercise which can benefit you in terms of fitness and health just as much as normal land based exercise and has the added benefit that is less likely to cause you injury or stress to your body. So get out there and find yourself a pool!
About the Author: Richard Henderson is a full time aerobics instructer in Las Vegas.