BENEFITS OF EXERCISING IN WATER

BENEFITS OF EXERCISING IN WATER

BENEFITS OF EXERCISING IN WATER

While it doesn’t necessarily feel like you are working as hard as you are while in water, the benefits of working out in a swimming pool are legion.  Not only does the water provide resistance and keep you cooler, it is easier on the joints.  In this posting from swimmingpool.com, the many benefits of taking your workout while in the swimming pool are outlined and expounded upon.

Here is an excerpt from the posting:

There are many benefits of working out in swimming pools. Not only is it easier to stay cooler in a pool, but the workout itself has massive perks. Here are some additional benefits:

The average thirty minute pool workout burns approximately 300 calories. It takes the elimination of 3500 calories to burn off a pound of body fat. A minimum three to four times per week pool workout is recommended, so a mere three to four weeks will result in measurable weight loss. Use the swimming calorie calculator to see how many calories you can burn with each swimming workout.

Pool workouts are a great way to build up cardio endurance. When in cooler water, the blood moves through the body at a faster rate to warm it up. When coupled with an aerobic program the result is an improved cardiovascular performance over time.

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