Can working out inside you in ground pool relieve your arthritis pain?

Can working out inside you in ground pool relieve your arthritis pain?

Can the New Wave of Watery Workouts Help Your Arthritis?

Water exercise can be beneficial to many people — young and old.

From WebMD

This ain’t your grandma’s water aerobics!  Over the last decade or so, the proliferation of studies surrounding the benefits of exercising in water and the advances in exercise equipment have made water aerobics one of the most efficient ways to get healthy available.  Working out in your inground swimming pool, says this post from WebMD, can benefit not only the aging and suffering, but people of any age.  Trainers and scientists alike are starting to come around to this fact, and the benefits to people of any age of working out in the pool are legion.  

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“If it’s been a decade or more since you had a water fitness class, you’ll see many changes,” says Jane Katz, EdD, associate professor of health and physical education, City College of New York, and author of Aquafit: Water Workouts for Total Fitness. “Back then it would have been traditional skills of breathing, floating and swimming, which are still taught today, but with the addition of stretching and vertical exercises” done in a standing position.

Another difference, she says, is the abundance of exercise equipment. A lot of landlubber gear has made its way to the pool: handheld weights, rubber tubing, even bicycles and treadmills. Plus, the old aquatic stand-bys like fins and kickboards are no longer “one-size-fits all.” They’re engineered in a host of styles to suit specific applications.

Who Can Benefit From Water Exercise?

Water exercise can benefit virtually everyone, says Katz. A former Olympian, she teaches fitness and swimming to New York City firefighters and police officers and also has a special fondness for a class for women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. Athletes use water to rehabilitate after injury or to cross-train. People with arthritis or other disabilities that can’t perform land exercise use water to improve fitness and range of motion and to relieve pain and stiffness.

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