- Increases your cardiovascular endurance
(the heart and lungs put forth more effort to meet the increased demand by
the muscles for more oxygen
- Decreases heart rate
- Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
- Water helps cool the body during exercise
- workouts in the water are refreshing
- Exercise in the warm water eases muscle
spasms and relaxes tight muscles
- Increases blood circulation
- Promotes more fluid joint motion
How Often Should You Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine
suggest rhythmic, continuous exercise 3-5 days a week for 20 to 60
minutes - depending on the exercise.
Regular aerobic exercise...
- Increases fitness levels
- Helps reduce stress
- Increases energy throughout the day
- Improves quality of sleep
- Decreases appetite and anxiety
- Improves focus and concentration
- Supports weight loss and weight
Why Exercise in the Water?
- Swimming has almost no impact, reducing
stress on joints
- Swimming increases strength and
flexibility with little or no muscle soreness
- Heart rates are lower in the water (water
helps cool the body) - this allows for optimal fat burning from muscles
with less fatigue - promoting more efficient toning
- Swimming builds stronger bones