Water exercise is a gentle form of exercise but it helps you lose weight quickly and improve bones and joints. Also, water makes the training process much more enjoyable when you are bored of the exercises on land!
Exercise in any form is very good for health, but water exercises will be the right choice for those who like to move gently and flexibly. Your body will not suffer as much impact as it does with normal exercise, so you will be less tired and you will sweat less.
Here are the benefits that you will get from practicing water sports. Let’s check out!
1. Water exercise helps you to effectively lose weight
You can lose weight faster if you exercise in water because strength and cardiovascular exercise will be maximized with the extra resistance of water. Just 30–60 exercise in water a day can help you burn up to 300–500 calories depending on the intensity of the exercise and your weight.
A 2010 study in the Journal of Obesity found that walking and exercising underwater can help you lose fat and reduce your waistline. Not only that, your physique and quality of life will also improve.
2. Water exercise improves bones and joints
Water exercise is gentle but also strengthens the joints because the buoyancy of the water will reduce the pressure on the muscles and thereby reduce the side effects of exercise such as muscle aches or fatigue.
If you have some joint problems like arthritis, then water sports like swimming, kayaking, surfing… are good choices. Try swimming as it can reduce pain and arthritis as well as increase muscle strength and function in middle-aged people.
A 2013 study published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine states that water exercise is a therapy to improve joint strength and mobility for patients with hemophilia.