Trainer Tip of the week – Water Workouts During the Summer
With the heat of the summer now upon us, doing your cardio in the water is a very effective way to get a great workout in when it’s really hot outside. Get You In Shape loves adding variety to workouts because the more variety and type of workouts you do, the more your body has to adapt to the changes. This means that your body burns more calories because it’s trying to work harder to the changes in exercise routine.
Here is a great video from Get You In Shape Personal Trainer Chaney Respondek that gives you a few water exercises and a workout you can do.
A quick summary of the water exercises in the video;
Take a lap by swimming, walking or running around the pool in between each exercise, add High Knees, Butt Kicks, Jumping Jacks, Front to Back, and Side to Side
Core exercises – Knee raises, adding a twist
Here are some health benefits to exercising in water
Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses.
Studies have shown that it can help improve health for people with diabetes and heart disease.
Swimmers can also exercise longer in water without increased effort, joint or muscle pain.
Water-based exercise can help people with chronic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid, and osteoarthritis.
Water-based exercise improves mental health.
Water-based exercise can benefit older adults by improving the quality of life and decreasing disability. It also improves or maintains the bone health of post-menopausal women.
Source – cdc.org