Water Aerobics

 Water aerobics is a resistance exercise typically done in a pool.   Water aerobics is a great exercise for people with arthritis as it typically improves arthritis pain.  Water aerobics is done in chest or waist deep water which supports the body and unloads the knees and hips.  This is very beneficial for people with knee arthritis and hip arthritis.  Water aerobics does not stress the joints as much as most other forms of exercise.

During a water aerobics class traditional exercises are done in water.  The water provides resistance similar to lifting light weights and can lead to improved muscle tone.

Water Aerobics Tips
The most important part of water aerobics is getting involved in a class that you enjoy and works with your schedule.   Local civic centers and YMCA's are great locations to find water aerobics classes.   If you have your own pool there are water aerobics DVD's available.  There are also many great books to help develop you own routine. 

Water Aerobics Equipement
All you need for water aerobics is a swimsuit and access to a pool.  Most civic center pools and YMCA pool have daily water aeorobic classes.  For more advanced water aerobics aqua fitness dumbells or Aqua Fitness Training Swim Gloves may be used to increase the resistance of the exercises. 

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Water Aerobics Injury Prevention
Injuries from water aerobics are uncommon.  The water supports the body and joints reducing the risk of injury.  Injuries in water aerobics are generally related to slipping on the water pool decking getting into or out of the pool and are not related to the exercise itself.  Injuries from water aerobics can occur if the foot or toes scape the bottom of the pool.

Common Water Aerobics Injuries
Injuries from water aerobics are uncommon.  The water supports the body and joints reducing the risk of injury.  Injuries in water aerobics are generally related to slipping on the water pool decking getting into or out of the pool and are not related to the exercise itself.  Injuries from water aerobics can occur if the foot or toes scape the bottom of the pool.

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Synonyms: 
water aerobics, arthritis exercises, aquafitness, waterobics

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