Reduce Arthritis Discomfort
Aquatic swim spa exercising allows you to strengthen and rehabilitate without the jolting and sometimes painful experience of exercising on dry land. The buoyancy of water allows you to perform exercise without a significant impact on your body, allowing you to maintain fitness levels and recover from injury. Arthritis is a general term describing over 100 medical conditions that cause pain, stiffness and inflammation in joints. Regular gentle exercise is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis, improving flexibility of joints, muscle strength, general health and fitness. Water exercise is one of the most comfortable and effective ways a person with arthritis can exercise because the joints and muscles are exercised while supported in the water. Activities such as stretching or walking through water can exercise the joints without putting them under strain. All PDC Swim Spas offer easy resistance and temperature adjustment adding to the benefits and comfort of this experience.
Physicians and physiologists have warmed to the idea of water walking as therapy and good exercise for people with joint pain and damage for its many benefits, which include:
- Water's buoyancy reduces the impact on joints.
- Working out in water can help improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion.
- The warmth of a swim spa helps soothe pain and promote comfort.
Water also has greater resistance than air, which means walking in water requires more effort and ultimately burns more calories than walking on land. Aquatic exercising in a swim spa takes away the impact of gravity and allows joints optimal flexing, which improves range of motion and general mobility.