For World Health Day, we are sharing some of our favorite ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle by incorporating your swimming pool. There are many benefits to working out in the water such as the limited impact on joints and bones, a way to stay cool in the summer heat and the fact that it is friendly for all ages! Check out some of our favorite exercises here and let us know which ones you enjoy in the comments below. Happy World Health Day!
Exercising with Buoys. Stand in chest-high water with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold one dumbbell between your legs with both hands. Bring your knees as far up as you can by jumping in the water. Hang onto to the dumbbell while jumping to work out your abdominal muscles. Do repetitions of 10 in sets of two or three and then rest.
Leg Lift. Stand in shoulder-deep water and hold onto the edge of the pool lightly for balance. Extend your right leg straight out to the side as far up as you can bring it. Only go as far as you can while keeping toes pointing toward the pool wall (don’t let your ankle turn) and keeping your hips straight toward the wall. Complete 8-10 times. Repeat on left leg.
Lateral Raises. Stand in shoulder-deep water with arms hanging straight down against your sides. Slowly extend both arms straight out to the sides all the way up to the water-level. Pause briefly and repeat.
Water Jogging. Can be done with the use of flotation devices where your feet don’t touch the ground or the traditional way of actually jogging in the water. If using a flotation device, run in place with your feet never touching the ground. If on the ground, try running 1-2 laps and then resting for 60 seconds. It’s more challenging in deep water and less in shallow water.
These are just a few of the different water workouts that you can do and make sure to visit www.swimmingpool.com for more!