Water Aerobics Has Some Amazing Benefits

Water Aerobics Has Some Amazing Benefits

How Water Aerobics Help You Stay Fit And Live Longer

From Medical Daily

Were you counted among the 301 million swimming visits this year by Americans over the age of 6?  If so, congratulations!  You participated in one of the healthiest, most beneficial activities that one can undertake.  According to this post from Medical Daily, spening time in water for only 2.5 hours per week can significantly reduce the incidence of chronic illness.  The post also points out that water exercise strenghtens the heart, and helps you live longer as well.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

It’s time to make a big splash this summer — for your health. The United States Census Bureau reports that during 2009, there were 301 million swimming visits each year by Americans who were over the age of six. Swimming — ranked as the fourth most popular sports-based activity in the nation — can reduce the incidence of chronic illnesses with just two and a half hours a week, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Water aerobics is easy on the joints and can even increase muscle strength and endurance due to the water’s built-in resistance. This form of exercise is preferred by many as opposed to a more traditional form of fitness, like hitting the gym, because the weight doesn’t pull the person down the same way a regular workout would. Therefore, a person can exercise longer on water than on land without the extra effort or the joint and muscle pain that often accompanies a regular exercise routine because of its low impact.

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