Many people do aerobics to help them get in shape and stay that way. These are physical exercises that will increase your oxygen intake and your heart rate which in turn helps you to lose weight and be healthier. They include activities such as swimming, dancing and running. Today there is a new type of exercise that falls into this category called water aerobics. This type of aerobics has many advantages and they are flexible enough to be suited for anyone regardless of your age or physical condition. In fact, this is the most versatile type of exercise available today.
Water aerobics are great for people with physical limitations because of the buoyancy you experience when in water. This makes it possible to exercise and move around easier without putting a strain on your joints and muscles. This is why it is so great for people with disabilities. It is called a "non-weight bearing exercise" because when you are in water it supports most of your weight instead of your legs, hips and feet. If you want to change the amount of exertion that you put into the exercises all you have to do is change the speed that you are exercising.
If you hate the sweaty feeling that you get when performing exercises, then you will love water exercising. The water keeps you feeling cooler and more comfortable during the routine and helps reduce sweating. You can exercise anywhere you want to but, it would be better in a pool where the temperature can be adjusted to make sure you are not to hot or cold. Water aerobics are done in water that is only waist deep so you do not have to worry about whether or not you can swim. This is another thing that makes it so great.
People that are recovering from physical injuries or medical conditions that limit their movement can greatly benefit from water exercises. It is recommended for people who are overweight because it makes it easier for them to move around. If you want to start water exercising talk to your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to begin. Many doctors will recommend this type of exercise for their patients. For safety reasons you should never exercise alone and you need to avoid getting dehydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you have been putting off exercising because it was too hard for you, give water aerobics a try. It could be the answer you have been looking for.