Getting into water can be a very refreshing activity. Most of us love to get into water and have fun. Water is known to be one of the best sources for burning out calories. Any water activities can help you stay active, fit and healthy. Water related activities are known to provide a complete body workout. It is for this reason that water aerobics are getting popular.
Water aerobics are both for swimmers and non-swimmers. Now workout can be fun as well if you plan to carryout water aerobics. Water aerobics provides an increase in overall strength and complete body fitness.
Water aerobics are known as great stress buster. This exercise is not about just having fun but it provides a complete body workout which burns a large amount of excess calories. The supply of oxygen in your blood is increased with aerobic exercises, thus results in increasing strength of bones and muscles. Water aerobics are not limited to a particular age group but can be carried out by anyone. All you need to do is step into the pool and get going.
There are many benefits of water aerobic:
It is considered as an excellent rehabilitation exercise since resistance is offered by the water from all sides. It is helpful in toning your muscles. Water aerobic exercises improve your level of cardio-respiration fitness. Biceps and triceps are toned and strengthened. Specific exercises strengthen arms, back and shoulders. Leg muscles and joints are also strengthened. Provides overall body fitness and strength. Muscle and joint injuries are also reduced to a greater amount.
Few exercises that can tone muscles are given below:
1.Toning of thigh muscles: You have to do this exercise in shallow water. With your arms bent at the sides and hands placed flat with the fingers together and the palms up, stand with feet apart. Now bending your knees as if you are sitting in a chair, cup the hands behind the back, while keeping the abs tucked in and back straight. After few seconds, exhale slowly and return to standing position. Repeat this exercise a number of times.
2.Strengthening of hip muscle: Hold on to the railings of pool. Keeping the back straight, raise legs to the side while slowly exhaling. Bring it down after few seconds and repeat.
3.Toning of abs muscles: Using elbows hold onto rim of pool with your back to pool. Stimulate position of sitting in a chair. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Remember not to hold your breath.