In different exercises using weights, water weights, ropes and just your bodyweight. In AQUATIC PumP we swim, we jump, we run, and we work underwater. Low risk of injuries, preventing high blood pressure, improving cardio endurance, etc. are some of the many benefits from Aquatic PumP.
Water has greater resistance than air, which means walking in water requires more effort and ultimately burns more calories than walking on land. A thirty minute pool workout burn an average of 300 calories approximately. So in AQUATIC PumP, expect to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in our water aerobics class.
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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.
When exercising in the water, there is a much lower risk of injury. Aquatic exercise does not put stress on your bones or joints due to the water’s buoyancy. People also weigh 1/10th less in the water, meaning you can support your body weight easier.
Taking part in aquatic therapy also has low-impact results, meaning swimming can prevent future injuries as well. Aquatic exercise is recommended for women who are pregnant because swimming strengthens the shoulder and abdominal muscles which are areas pregnant women experience the most strain. Elderly people or people who might have suffered from a recent injury might also turn to aquatic therapy because of its low-impact. Swimming can help relax stiff muscles and increase circulation.
Aquatic exercise can lower blood pressure. According to the American Journal of Cardiology, elderly swimmers had better overall blood pressure results. Because of its low-impact on joints and muscles, aquatic exercise doesn’t raise blood pressure easily. In fact, swimming lowers blood pressure because of the water’s relaxing qualities.
Water disperses heat better than air. Pool water can cool you off easier than if you were to run outside for an hour in the sun. Aquatic exercise is simply cooler on the body and much more comfortable.
Like any regular exercise, pool workouts are great stress relievers. The exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that make the body feel good. When performing pool exercises in warmer water temperatures, the movement of water against and over the body results in both massage and relaxation. This calming effect can decrease, or eliminate the pain resulting from a workout.