A walk or a workout in water can do wonders for your health!
Water walking and exercising was first developed to help people with injuries .But it wasn’t long before experts in rehabilitative therapy saw that this exercise could be of benefit to everyone.
Exercising in water cushions and protects the body against impact injuries which may result from exercising on hard surface.
Do each move for two minutes in the pool’s shallow end:
1.Jog in place. Keep knees high.
2.Tick-tock hop. Quickly jump from side to side, keeping feet together.
3.Knee twist. Cross right elbow toward left knee at waist. Alternate sides.
4.Bicycle. Lean with back against side of pool, arms outstretched at edge. ‘Pedal’ legs at surface.
5.Outer-thigh lift. Stand with left side near wall, feet together, holding edge with left hand. Lift right leg out to side. Do 20 reps on each side.
6.Flutter kick. Hold onto edge of pool, arms extended; kick legs quickly.
7.Crunch. From bicycle, extend legs, keeping feet together.
Pull both knees into chest.
Return to starting position.
If you workout in water; check the temperature to make sure the water is in the comfort zone of between 82° and 86°E
If you water-walk at a steady pace, you can burn off 300 to 500 calories an hour. And because you have to overcome the water’s resistance, water walking at comfortable speed of three kilometers an hour gives you the same benefit as walking on land at four kilometers an hour.
Of course, if you walk in shallow water, which has less resistance, you’ll need to walk faster than in deeper water.