Exercising is an important element for a healthy lifestyle. It keeps us physically fit. It is also good for weight loss and also maintaining our weight afterward. Exercise workouts, in one form or another, are healthy habits to have. If you are unsure of how safe exercise of any kind is for you, please seek out the advice of your doctor before starting out.
There are many forms of exercise to engage in, and doing an exercise workout that we enjoy will keep us doing it! We may also choose a few different forms of exercise to keep our routines fresh. This can be helpful to prevent boredom, and to give us another way to exercise when conditions aren’t suited for what we had planned. Think about days of inclement weather or closed facilities that prevent us from exercising.
Pool Exercise Workouts
A pool is a great place to exercise. We can enjoy the cooler water while working out. The water is also buoyant. It is less stressful to weight-bearing joints like knees and hips. The water also creates a lot of resistance when it’s in motion so consider it resistance training! It also is fantastic for balance and core strength. I wrote an article all about the benefits of aqua fitness, “The Benefits of Aqua Fitness-Let’s Dive In”. The benefits are many!
Whether you have a pool at your gym, a community pool, or one in your backyard, you have a place you can exercise. You don’t need any equipment either. You can use “water noodles”, ” water dumbbells” or water float boards if you have them. They are relatively inexpensive if you want to try them out.
Pool Workouts On YouTube
It’s amazing all the different types of exercise workouts you can do in a pool! Swimming laps, water volleyball and even playing with your kids in the water can be quite a workout! You can also signed up for classes at your gym or community pool.
Don’t forget about YouTube as a source reference. Just type in “pool exercises” in the search bar and see how many hits you get! Below are just 5 examples I found. Each video covers a specific type, or area of concentration for a pool exercise workout.
POPSUGAR-Exercises for Flat Abs
POPSUGAR-Tone Your Abs In The Pool
HILTON HEAD HEALTH-Noodle Exercises
POPSUGAR-Sculpt and Tone Legs
Using a pool as a place for exercise is beginning to build in popularity. With popularity, more routines are developed and over different types of exercise. We are also seeing water yoga and pilates!
Using the pool for exercise can be a refreshing change from both the weather and your typical routine. Try out the pool for your next exercise routine. You may be quite surprised as what a good workout it can be!
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!