Workouts in the pool as effectively as in the gym
Health / / December 13, 2017
All people are different, this fact is not subject to doubt. And for many, cycling, running or brisk walking is not a very convenient way to keep yourself in shape. Some are hampered by joint pain, others have experienced trauma, others simply find it too tiring and deflated like a balloon in a few minutes of active action.
What to do in this situation? After all, physical exercise is one of the important items in many diets. The answer is simple! It's enough to just add water. ..
In the National Canadian Congress on the problems of cardiovascular diseases, it was established that the exercises on a water bike are equivalent to classes on a typical "earth" simulator and bring the same result.
"In terms of high aerobic fitness classes on land and in water have the same benefits," says Dr. Martin Juneau, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Montreal Heart Institute.
According to him, many people absolutely in vain underestimate the exercises in the water. They are simpler and more fun, and even because of the slowness caused by the resistance of water, it may seem that you are not working with full dedication.
In the experiment conducted, volunteers submerged in water gradually increased the intensity of occupation to the maximum of their capabilities. Due to this it was calculated that the maximum consumption of oxygen - the signal that the training was successful - was exactly the same as if people were engaged on the ground.
"For each movement, you pump more blood through the body, but your heart beats more slowly, because the uniform pressure of water on the legs and lower body improves blood flow. These interesting data were previously unknown to anyone. "
Dr. Juneau's colleague, Dr. Matthew Hyde, a physical exercise instructor from the same institution, adds:" Thus, from a cardiorespiratory point of view, exercises in water can be even more useful. Plus, they are available to people of virtually all ages.
Water exercises are also more effective in that getting an injury in them is much more problematic than on the ground. Of course, not everyone knows how to swim or do not have a pool close to home, but this way of "charging" can be taken into service during a holiday at sea or in a hotel where such a swimming pool is. After all, if the movement helps to keep the figure in shape, it is best to move in the water.