Water exercises and chiropractic care are great ways to improve whole-body wellness. At MindBody Med in Seattle, WA, we understand combining therapies can bring about a swifter recovery. If you have joint pain, or chronic pain, or are recovering from an injury, adding low-impact aquatic exercises to your wellness routine may be right for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Water Exercises?
Water exercises provide a whole-body workout that is easier on joints than ground exercises. The resistance also helps burn more calories while improving joint strength, mobility, and balance.
- Low Impact On Joints
- Provides A Whole Body Workout
- Improved Mobility
- Better Balance & Stability
- Improves Cardiovascular Health
Aquatic Fitness Is Gentle On Joints & Minimizes Risk Of Injury
Exercising throughout your life is essential to staying healthy. But many exercises, such as running, are hard on the joints. If you’ve had an injury or are experiencing any joint or muscle pain, working out in a pool is a safe way to stay in shape.
Water Resistance Provides A Whole Body Workout
Water not only provides buoyancy to protect your joints, it also adds resistance—and the extra resistance will have you burning more calories. Swimming will provide both a cardio workout and help you build muscle. Aquatic exercises like the breaststroke, backstroke, or freestyle use all the major muscle groups and provide a full-body workout.
Improved Range Of Motion & Relief From Stiff Joints
When you’re in the water, your range of motion naturally increases. When the water is warm, muscles relax, and it can alleviate stiff joints and other aches and pains.
Better Balance & Increased Stability
With the buoyancy of the water as support, you’ll feel free to move around, knowing the water will catch you if you misstep. Your weaker muscles will be supported while you strengthen your core and increase your stability.
Improved Circulation & Cardiovascular Health
Swimming and other aquatic exercises are great cardiovascular workouts and will help improve your circulation. More oxygen can make its way to your joints, lowering inflammation and reducing pain.
Talk To Your Chiropractor About Trying Water Exercises
Even if you are healing from an injury or are dealing with chronic pain, you can still stay active without causing further damage. Contact MindBody Med in Seattle, WA, and ask how you can improve your joint and spine health with chiropractic care and water exercises.