Posted by Kelly Loeper on March 16, 2012 @ 07:40 p.m. EDT
Tags: aqua fitness, exercise, health, student fitness
By Carolyn Flanagan
Assistant Blogs Editor
Sadly misinterpreted as a seniors’ sport, most students overlook the water as a valuable way to get exercise. The Journal spoke to Tiffany Bambrick, co-ordinator of fitness and wellness at the ARC and a certified water fitness instructor, about the benefits of aquatic fitness.
No impact- Exercising in the water does not create impact on your joints, unlike running or cross-training.
Good for injury recovery-Because of its low impact on joints, swimming is an ideal workout if recovering from an injury. In fact, if you have been training, you can maintain your cardio-vascular capacity for up to four to six weeks if you continue to exercise in the water.
Adds variety- Not everyone likes running, the gym or the bike. Variety is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In the water, you can swim ... Read more...