Losing weight is a process of elimination of fat tissue and the only way in which it can be done is through fat burning process. This process starts when there is not enough energy in the organism for a normal functioning. It has to be said that this energy can also be gained due to the destruction of muscle tissue, which is a result of some unhealthy diets. Therefore, increased physical activity is the most natural way when fighting obesity. There are numerous workout types and one of the more interesting and also safe and healthy methods is water exercise – aquatic therapy.
Water is effective because it is creating certain resistance. Water has its density and that creates an obstacle, resistance when a person makes any kind of motion in water. This is what burns extra amount of energy and what makes water exercise one of the most effective therapies for burning fat tissue. Water exercise – aquatic therapy can be formed in several ways, although most of it is based on cardio workout.
Cardio is based on moving the entire body and activating most of the muscle groups. Outside water, cardio workout includes running, aerobic forms (jazzercise, step aerobics etc.), pilates, yoga and similar. While in water, almost all motions can be performed, and walking, running, and many aerobic exercises can be performed with the body on different levels of depths. Of course, as the level of water goes up and more of the body is in the water, the exercising becomes more difficult.
Water exercise - aquatic therapy is safer than any other workout type because risks of some injuries are greatly reduced in water. This goes for sprains and injuries of joints. Usually, people with obesity issues have problems with ankles or knees at some point because of the increased weight. This may happen without any activity present, and can be further complicated when some exercising starts. Also, if warm up and stretching in a training session is not done properly, there might be some muscle problems (sprains, cramps). These problems do not exist while working in water. When it comes to joints, problems are avoided with the fact that practitioner feels a lot lighter and there is no pressure on joints. As for muscles, while in water, all the motions performed are much slower and this reduces the possibility of sprain or spasms. If possible, everyone should try out exercising in water. There is no drawback, only benefits.