There are many positive benefits to training in water. Your natural buoyancy will take pressure off of joints and the water limits the amount of speed and balance required to perform various exercises. This makes training in water low-impact and a good setting to train in for individuals with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and those with severe osteoporosis. Training in the water is also a great option for women in the late stages of pregnancy when the joints of their lower body are under significant stress due to the amount of extra weight they are carrying.
Gregg Greenough, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Location and Office HoursBrigham & Women's Hospital Emergency Dept
Boston, MA 02115
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
Is training in the water good for me?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Are heart disease and kidney disease linked?
Discovery Health answered
Heart disease is more common among people with kidney disease. When people with kidney disease die, heart failure is the most common cause.
Even people with mild to moderate kidney disease are more likely to have heart disease than others of the same sex and age who do not have kidney disease.
A recent study of heart failure patients reported that most patients had some degree of abnormal kidney function, and the patients who did had an estimated 50 percent greater risk of death than those with normal kidney function.
How much exercise do adults need?
Dawn Marcus, Neurology, answeredDoctors recommend that adults participate in moderate intensity exercise for 30 minutes most days per week. Unfortunately, less than half of us in the United States actually do this. One in every five adults does no moderate-intensity leisure activity during a typical week. We've truly become a nation of couch potatoes!Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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