Swimming pool offers relief from summer heat, and makes for an excellent exercising ground. Picture underwater squats and lunges. Exercising in the pool is a good alternative to unload the body when it fatigues from intense land-based exercises. Aqua-jogging, flutter-kicking, leg-lifts, standing water push-ups and arm-curls are some easy to do water exercises. Many pools and gyms are offering regular batches in water-boxing, aqua-step as well as introducing specialised equipment that can be used for different exercises underwater. Underwater strength training is the newest to join the water workouts bandwagon. It is a low-impact exercise and boosts both heart rate and muscle strength.
Underwater workout also has the potential to appeal to a wider range of people because regardless of your fitness level, there is a good chance that you can enjoy them. Adding to this, there are many benefits of underwater workouts which have led to its popularity in recent times. One of the most preferred reasons is that anyone can exercise underwater even while recovering from an injury or with health problems. The buoyancy of the water reduces weight, therefore putting significantly less stress on joints, bones and muscles. Also, because your body is supported by water, tour heart rate is slightly lower, meaning aquatic therapy is relatively safe for obese individuals, pregnant woman and those suffering from hypertension and heart diseases.