aquatic exercise


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aquatic exercise

aquatic exercise

The use of a pool or an immersion tank filled with water for exercise. Such exercises may be used to improve balance and gait, enhance physical endurance, mobilize joints, and/or strengthen or stretch muscles.
See: hydrotherapy
See also: exercise
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There are several equipments and apparatus commercially available for head-out aquatic exercise users.
2013) Energy expenditure, cardiorespiratory and perceptual responses to shallowwater aquatic exercise in young adult women.
A reasonably sized, attractive pool makes aquatic exercise tempting, while a huge fitness room with multiples of each machine means you're unlikely to stand in line waiting to exercise.
Aquatic Exercise Association, A resource Manual For Aquatic Fitness Professionals.
HYDRO-FIT and AquaJogger essentially created the deep water aerobics industry in the mid-1980s by inventing the gear that makes it possible, said Mark Grevelding, spokesman for the Aquatic Exercise Association, a nonprofit trade group based in Florida.
Safe forms of aerobic exercise include walking, aerobic dance, aquatic exercise, bicycling or exercising on equipment such as stationary bikes, treadmills or elliptical trainers.
After a review of physiological responses to immersion and aquatic exercise, the book describes the history and treatment implementations of several current theories, within a regional and system approach, using case studies.
Bartels et al (2007), in their Cochrane review, concluded that while aquatic exercise provided short-term beneficial effects for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis, the longer term benefits had not been investigated.
Regulars from aquatic exercise classes across Birmingham took part in a workout at Beeches Swimming Pool, Great Barr, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
If we bring in aquatic exercise or sports, anything that happens in the water requires more than four times the effort than it would on land, yet it spares serious wear-and-tear on the body because of the gravity-free environment water provides.

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