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Water Aerobics For Thos With Sore Joints

If you are older and suffer from muscle or joint pain because of a medical condition then water aerobics are definitely an option.  All of the aerobics such as running dancing, walking jumping and jogging can be done in the water as well as on land.  The benefits are similar and there  is less hardship for the heart.

 

 

If you are overweight or recovering from an injury or illness that has left you very weak then water aerobics is probably of great benefit to you. It is the type of exercise where you can work at your own pace.  It is also up to you how hard you will work out in the water making it difficult to overdo it.

 

 

There are community centers and fitness centers all over the world that have aquatic programs. These exercises, which are usually offered as 45 to one hour mclasses at pools are sometiems known as Aquafit.

 

 

A water aerobics routine is structured in much the same way as any other type of fitness routine. There is a warm up, stretching and cooling down period. The exercise session might also include a lot dancing or rhythm tic movements but in water. Sometiems dance steps are also incorporated. In fact, one of the latest treads in aquatic exercise is to offer themed classes with Salsa or Rock N Roll moves.

 

 

You can also usually choose between deep water or shallow water aerobic exercise classes. Deep-water aquafit entails the use of floatation devices and is a little more anaerobic as back and stomach muscles are often required to keep you afloat during the routine. In shallow water aerobic exercising the emphasis is more on true aerobic exercise and burning as many calories as furious as you can as  as you splash around in the shallow water. Both types use resistance with flotation devices in order to strengthen muscles.  Foam dumbells might also be used to strengthen the upper arm muscles.

 

There is also a type of aerobic exercise in the water that is more like a running class. Only instead of running on land you are wearing a life jacket and running for 45 minutes straight. You might also be asked to perform flutter kicks or cycling movements.

 

 

A work out in the water can help you lose weight. An average 45 to 55 minute session can help you work off between 450 and 700 calories. This is wonderful news for people on a diet who do not want a great deal of stress on their muscles and bones.

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What is a Medical Fitness Trainer?

A medical fitness trainer is necessary if you want to get fit after an illness. People recovering from surgery or cancer definitely could use one. This type of trainer is also called a clinical exercise physiologist.

 

Currently exercise is recognized as a way of helping sick people recover from an illness faster.  This type of guided physical fitness can also help you get through the symptomatic hell that often comes with being treated for cancer.

 

Working out at places like 24HourFitness can help decrease symptoms, eliminates the need for medication and also reverse conjunct conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Aside from cancer, exercise is also beneficial people with depression, osteoporosis, cerebral palsy, chronic heart failure, fibromyalgia and other disorders. You can find coupons for 24HourFitness for a discount on a site like CouponKid.com

 

If you are a breast cancer survivor you might also be interested in the fact that exercise and a change of diet alone has been known to stop the development cancer right in its tracks.

 

To work out you do not necessarily need this type of trainer. Many ordinary fitness trainers are capable of putting you through the same type of training if you want someone to keep an eye on you while you are working out.

 

The reason that you want to work out is because “energy creates more energy.” People who are ill and tired tend to feel even more exhausted after hours and hours of lying down. Ill people are often told to rest when really it is not in their best efforts to do so.  If you lie in bed trying to recover it can lead to further weakening of your body and therefore a further health decline. The idea is to keep the balance and use the physical activity along with appropriate periods of rest to help your body recuperate. Stopping exercise to humor the disease is a big mistake.

 

Exercise as part of chronic disease management is gaining wider recognition. However when you don’t feel well you may not feel as motivated to exercise. That is where a professional trainer can be of help.

 

A good fitness trainer will work with you and not push you too hard. He or she will be sympathetic to the type of chronic pain caused by cancer and its treatment and acknowledge if you are limited by fatiguing chemotherapy treatments.

 

It is widely recognized that a diseases like lung cancer or ovarian cancer is a formidable enemy but you have much more of a chance of stacking the odds in your favor if you are willing to go through a rigorous routine and then stick with the program.