Exercising in a swimming pool is beneficial for seniors, and here’s how to do it…
10 Apr Exercising in a swimming pool is beneficial for seniors, and here’s how to do it…
Pool Exercises for Seniors
As we enter the golden years, many find that exercise becomes a more difficult proposition. Higher impact activities like running and weightlifting can cause injuries to weakened joints and brittle bones. Exercising in a bouyant environment like a swimming pool or spa can be the perfect way to keep fit, while eliminating or mitigating injuries. In this post from Livestrong, some of the easiest and most popular ways to exercise in a swimming pool are explored.
Click here to see the list of pool exercises for seniors
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Getting older doesn’t mean you have to be less active. Seniors looking to keep moving and get some quality exercise throughout the week can benefit from the advantages of exercising in the pool. Not only does the water provide the necessary resistance for working out your muscles and joints, it also provides a low-impact environment for doing so–a benefit to seniors with arthritis and joint pain.