Shasta Pools Health & Wellness: 3 Low Impact Cardio Pool Workouts

Pool | 04/03/14

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There are so many excuses that we give ourselves for not working out or hitting the gym, such as nursing a sports injury, dealing with arthritic or joint pain, or maybe we avoid exercise because of the haunting memory of how sore and stiff we felt after our last workout.  Fortunately there are a number of low impact cardio workouts that almost anyone can do, starting with:

1. Swimming Exercises

We’ve all heard about how beneficial swimming is for our health, from improving our heart health to increasing endurance and flexibility.  When we swim, we’re both stretching and strengthening almost every single muscle in our body simultaneously, which reduces one’s risk of suffering from injury and extending our lifespan.

Don’t know how to swim?  Not a problem.  Grab a paddle board and start kicking!  Alternatively there are a variety of swim classes and coaches available in Arizona that can help you learn some common swim strokes as well as how you can properly cool down when the workout is over to reduce any muscle pain or stiffness.

2. Water Walking and Water Jogging

Water walking and water jogging are a great way to work in some cardio without putting a lot of strain on your ankles, knees, hips and back.  The deeper you get into the water, the more resistance you’ll face and the greater your workout will be. Start out slowly if possible, venturing in only waist-deep, and go from there.

3. Water Aerobics

Whether it’s senior water aerobics or pregnancy water aerobics, this low impact cardio workout exercises every part of your body.  Best of all, you don’t even need to know how to swim!  These shallow water exercises typically take place in water that only reaches between your waist and chest.

Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership and we’ve helped over 30,000 families revive their backyard. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.