If you have a pool in your backyard, you’ve already made great progress toward better health! However, you still need to get into the water and use it regularly and faithfully to your advantage. If you read Part 1 of this series, you might have been startled by the variety of people who can benefit from aquatic exercises. Aquatic exercises are beneficial for everyone, even for those with impairments or chronic illnesses, people who can’t swim, and people who don’t have a lot of free time.
In this article, we’ll examine yet another demographic whose lives hydrotherapy can definitely help improve. Then, we’ll talk about how you can start taking advantage of water-based workouts to help you improve as well.
Mental Health Issues
Physical and mental health are somewhat intertwined, and an aquatic workout can help you take a holistic approach to your health. A water workout not only increases muscle mass while burning calories, reducing joint tension, improving flexibility, and boosting cardiovascular health, but it also provides a cool environment that has been shown to improve overall mood.
Exercise and water offer a potent tonic without the unsettling side effects of many medications for these difficulties, which may range from daily stress to clinical anxiety and depression. You can definitely improve your mental and physical health if you also factor in the advantages of getting a better night’s sleep.
SMART Goals for Success
The secret to success in many aspects of life, including exercise, is to set “SMART” goals. The acronym represents the following elements of a beneficial objective: SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. To lower the chance of developing chronic illnesses, the CDC recommends 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week.
It’s vital to plan intentional physical training appointments into your week in order to achieve your fitness goals. Ask someone to be your fitness partner if you are aware that you will find it difficult to stick to your goals without accountability. Even if you are unable to exercise together, you may keep each other accountable by honestly discussing with your accountability partner whether you have achieved your weekly fitness objectives. Leg weights, dumbbells, and other water training accessories can be added as you get better at your current activity to gradually increase the difficulty – and long term benefit – of your time spent in the water.
Regular aquatic workouts might help you maintain or even improve your current level of health. As a result, several aspects of your health may be able to improve, including your joints, heart, lungs, and BMI. Additionally, your blood pressure and cholesterol levels may decrease. It’s also possible that your mental health will get better.
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