Water aerobic exercises provide you with an enjoyable and relaxing way to not only get a full-body workout but also to develop aerobic strength and fitness. Since water aerobic has less impact on your joints as compared to traditional on-the-ground exercises, it helps relieve joint soreness, and is particularly good for those suffering from arthritis and other joint related health issues. It also helps you lose weight and improve circulation like any other traditional exercise. Here are a few water aerobic exercises that you can include in your daily workout regimen to lose weight quickly.
Aqua jogging or water jogging is a very good form of exercise for elderly people and obese because of its minimal impact to the muscles. If you are new to aqua jogging then start off slowly and gradually increase the pace. Start by walking from one side of the shallow end of the pool to the other end at your fastest possible pace, but do not over exert yourself. Once you start walking in shallow water with ease, use a weight belt and start jogging in deep water. For best results, water jog for half an hour five days a week.
Leg lifts is also an effective water aerobic workout for weight loss. Wrap a water noodle around your right ankle and tie its ends to make a loose knot. Stand in the pool with your back against the pool’s wall and use your arms to balance your body. While bending the right leg at the knee, bring it closer to your chest and then kick outward swiftly until the leg is fully stretched. Return to the starting position and repeat. Repeat 10 times for a set, and perform three sets of this exercise in one session.
Water Weight Arm Exercise
Stand in the pool, leaving plenty of space around you. Grasping a water weight in each hand, slightly bend at your waist. Keeping your upper arms close to the body, push the weights below the water surface. Now straighten the arms and keep pushing until both the water weights are behind you. Steadily bring the weights back to the original position and repeat ten times for a set. Perform three sets.
Stand in the pool with your back against the side and arms extended along the outer edges of the pool. Holding the edges of the pool, slowly bend your legs at waist until they are perpendicular to your body. With your abs tight, and keeping both legs together, swing them slowly to the left and then to the right. Continue swinging your legs back and forth until you have done 20 repetitions, 10 on each side. Perform three sets like this.