Water Aerobics

By Tami Charbonnet

Water aerobics is a low-intensity exercise program for everyone. Water aerobics classes come in many forms and are beneficial for all fitness levels.

Lower Impact
Exercising in water makes you feel lighter. Water aerobics is an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions. Pregnant women and the obese also benefit from the reduced impact.

Calorie Burn
Expect to burn between 200 and 400 calories per hour. The amount of calories you burn will depend on your weight and movement in the water. Faster movements in deep water allow the greatest calorie burn.

Best Aqua Aerobic Exercises:

• Treading water with a kick

• Kick and punch

• Wave makers

• Walk or run in water