There is a misconception that water aerobic type exercises are only appropriate for pregnant women or the elderly. Water exercise actually offers multiple benefits for all fitness levels. Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter, so when you move in the water, your body does not experience the same impact that moves cause on land. Here are three picks for water exercises that you can do outside of a group fitness class:
- Walking or Jogging- to help increase circulation and burn calories
- Leg Lifts- to build strong leg muscles without placing strain on the joints
- Standing Breast Stroke- to build upper body strength and increase range of motion in shoulders
For best result these exercise should be performed in water chest high.