Build Strength, Tone and Control Weight
"Why water? Make it your first option, not your last resort."
~Dr. Richard McAvoy, PT, DPT, CSCS
As we age it becomes all the most important to maintain healthy muscular function. Moving through water requires the use of many muscle groups working in tandem; some of which are rarely used in our day-to-day lives. By gently forcing them to counter the natural resistance water provides, muscles that may have gone dormant over the years are stimulated into action. This not only helps the tissues grow and strengthen, it also allows proteins and enzymes to assist with injury recovery, metabolic function andother key biological duties.
Recent scientific studies have determined that aquatic exercise had significant benefits for adults who were obese or overweight.
Water has greater resistance than air, which means walking in water requires more effort and ultimately burns more calories than walking on land.
Participants lose a higher body fat percentage with aquatic exercise versus traditional land based. Privacy of the water: if you hate the idea of jumping around a room full of people in tight gym clothes, exercising under water is a great alternative. 90% of participants preferred aquatic exercise compared to traditional land based exercise.
In addition, the concept of public gym exercising may be keeping you from starting a healthier fitness routine. Using a PDC Swim Spa at your convenience in the privacy of your own home makes getting healthy and fit something you can look forward to.