Water Aerobics

Water aerobics

Water aerobics is a method to get fit in a low-impact way that doesn't stress the joints in your body. Before getting into water aerobics, see your doctor. Although water aerobics is safer for your body, it's still a workout that tests your body and helps it become more fit.

Wasser Aerobic
Water aerobics requires two forms of equipment: swim wear and a pool. Swim caps and swim shoes aren't mandatory. Before starting a water aerobics session, know the depth of the water. If you're not an experienced swimmer, start in shallow water where your feet can touch the bottom. Then when your strength is built up, you can move to deeper waters.

Like regular aerobics, water aerobics sessions start with a 10-minute warm-up such as bends, kicks, knee lifts, stretches, walking in place, moving your arms in the water. This resistance of the water is what gives your body the workout.

Then the routine exercises major muscle groups of the body, such as your quadriceps or thigh muscles in the legs, your calf muscles, and your hamstrings behind the legs. After about 10 minutes or so, switch to doing jumps in the water, tucking your knees up or doing frog jumps. You can leap up and do a "scissors" move with your leg. Give your abdominal muscles a workout, too, by stretching those muscles. The cardio component of the routine will get your heartbeat pumping faster, yet not straining your body.

As with aerobics o­n land, water aerobics sessions wind down with a 10-minute cool-down, more stretches, and easier kicks to slow the body down. With water aerobics, you can improve your fitness and avoid injuries.