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What are benefits of exercising in water?

Scott D. Martin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise in the water has special benefits:
  • The water supports your weight, reducing stress on your joints.
  • You can try out exercises before doing them on solid ground.
  • An 85 degree F pool is comfortable for exercise and soothes joints.
  • You can increase range of motion and endurance without strenuous effort or joint pain.

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