Seniors And Water Exercises
Water exercise is one of the easiest and most enjoyable things you can do for yourself. While it releases feel good endorphins, it is easier to move the entire body. This dual purpose form of exercise is from a full range of motion. This range is sometimes more than doubled or tripled, which in turn, can make the routine more intense.
Exercises In A Pool
Exercising in water can become quite addictive once you start. It is easier and the resistance in water is less painful. Because you can move farther and faster; greater results can be attained, making it highly habit forming.
Some of the benefits are:
Types of Exercise in Water
Other ideas can be individual as well as group, using small water vessels like floatation belts, wrist and ankle weights, aqua cuffs, resistance tubes, various balls, and other small devices. Weights feel lighter and there is more resistance and buoyancy in water. These small pieces of equipment are powerful when used in water. Everyone can benefits, but for seniors it's the perfect solution due to loss of muscle tone and strength as we age.
Many water activities for seniors has been forced upon them as therapy for injury sport accidents; automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents; surgery on knees, backs and hips; or deteriorating health issues like arthritis and paralysis. Water exercises gives the therapist a means to make you feel whole again, to help you heal, and to make your life better, and to ease your pain and suffering.
Always Check With Your Doctor
Caution: Active Or Sedentary
Whether you are the most active person in your community; or if you are completely sedentary from the loss of a loved one, or from an illness or accident; just start moving. Even the warm up and cool down part of any program is exercise you wouldn't get otherwise.
So be good to yourselves, let it become habit and addictive. Let it make you feel better so you can become part of seniors live it up society. There's no calculator, no measuring device, no race to the finish. It's just putting one foot in front of the other and knowing you will make a difference in your quality of life with every movement you make. Like Nike, just do it!
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