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5 Things About Working Out in Water

This summer you may be looking to hit the water for a workout (or two) because it is a lot cooler than sweating it out on the asphalt during a run. In case you needed more reasons to get a water workout in, here are five great things about working out in the water:

  1. It is low-impact.
  2. Works muscles that are not typically used in you normal gym routine.
  3. The pressure of water on the body (aka hydrostatic pressure) improves blood circulation.
  4. Your pretty much covered up by the water, so no worrying about how your body looks while working out.
  5. Next-day muscle soreness should be nonexistent or minimal.

Fit's Tips: By water workout I mean swimming, water aerobics, etc.


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