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Benefits of Water Aerobics Swimming

There are many benefits to water exercise for women over 40. But before you begin, certain items will be needed to gain these benefits. First, you will need an appropriate swimsuit of some kind. There are several types to choose from, including water aerobics swimwear, athletic swimwear, chlorine proof swimwear, polyester swimwear, chlorine resistant swimwear, long torso athletic swimwear, cross back swimwear, or racerback swimwear.

Also, for protection of your feet, as well as to gain footing, a pair of aqua shoes is recommended. It is best to exercise in chest deep water, both for adequate resistance and safe stability.

Research proves that as you improve physically, so do you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Several of these benefits include:

A decrease in:

  • Stress
  • Blood pressure
  • Tension
  • Weight
  • Pain
  • Body fat
  • Impact on joints
  • Risk of injury
  • Prescription drug requirements

An increase in:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Energy
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle tone
  • Oxygen/circulation
  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Fun
  • Self-esteem
  • Safety
  • Enjoyment of life

An enhancement in:

  • Feelings of well-being
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Social pleasures
  • Feversal or slowing of aging, both mentally and physically

There are many exercises for water aerobics workouts. Women over 40 who are interested in taking up this healthy form of exercise can either go to a trainer or purchase a video or book that explains the proper techniques.

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