Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Water Aerobics For The Elderly - Caremonk

Water Aerobics for the elderly can benefit the mind, body and soul. I promise you its not just a bunch of people in pool splashing water around, unless your me because I cant seem to balance myself properly in the water and spend half the time trying not to drown. But enough about me, lets get back to the subject of water aerobics. As we get older things become harder, from cleaning the house to running errands, but there is a way to prevent this and give us the energy and strength we need to fulfill our demands. Water Aerobics is perfect for older people for many reasons and I will get to that shortly after I explain what water aerobics is.

Water aerobics is the performance of traditional exercises while in a swimming pool. The resistance of the water makes the workout feel far more intense, while the water cushions you from the impact. Some classes will use equipment such as: webbed gloves, water dumbbells, and noodles. They are usually done with a group in a class that has an instructor informing the class on what to do.

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Water aerobics is good for older people because it gives you a moderate fitness. Water is 12 to 14 times thicker than air and offers resistance in every direction which can promote great muscle tone, and provide energy. I like to look at it as your staying fit, your prolonging your life and your taking a bath all at the same time. Seriously though, water aerobics allows you to work at your own pace, so you do not get burnt out and it keeps you feeling good about yourself. Nothing makes me happier than seeing other people happy, life is to short to be unhappy. So today lets take a step into the water and swim our way to health victory with water aerobics.

Has anybody tried or do water aerobics, if so what are your thoughts on the exercise?

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