According to the Centers for Disease Control, “just two
and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity,
such as swimming… can decrease the risk of chronic
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cases of arthritis, warm water exercise improves
affected joints; for those with osteoarthritis, warm
water exercise decreases pain as well as improves
joints. For people with fibromyalgia, water exercise can
decrease anxiety, decrease depression, decrease obesity,
and improve mood. In addition there are several
skill-related components of fitness that improve
everyday life through water exercise: Balance,
Coordination, Speed, Power, Agility and Reaction Time.
Water exercise can benefit almost everyone from the
Athlete, Pre-op patients reducing recovery times,
Chronic Condition improving daily living, Post-op
providing rehabilitation and restoring movement, and
overall fitness and wellness.
exercise is easier to perform and more beneficial than
the same exercise on land, plus it's gentler on your
It's non-impact, so it won't jar your muscles and
The buoyancy decreases effects of gravity so moving
takes less effort.
Water provides resistance, which helps you build
strength and develop better balance.
Immersion in water helps you relax and lowers pain
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