River Pool Low-Impact Exercise
Swimming is recognized as the most complete form of exercise and the River Pool swim spa is the ultimate low-impact workout pool. Enjoy the healthiest exercise nature has to offer in any room of your house!
Exercising offeres a variety of benefits for the body, benefitting the heart, lungs, muscular tone and strength and even increases bone density among numurous benefits. It can also be very strenuous depending on the activity, your age, physical condition, and other variables. Our swim spa offers low impact exercise that all but eliminates the cons of exercising to let you purely enjoy all the benefits.
Low impact exercise has grown in popularity with the aging baby boomer generation and with increasing concerns over joint health. Low impact exercise can range from yoga to elliptical-trainers to swimming.
So what is low impact? First, we’ll explain high impact and low impact will make more sense. High impact workouts involve activities such as running or leaping, like jumping rope. It is anything where, at any time, at least one foot is not in contact with the ground. Therefore, low impact is when one foot is always in contact with the ground. This includes walking and rollerblading.
Benefits of low impact exercise include:
- Improved flexibility
- Decreased pain during workouts
- Easier on the joints
- Increased strength
Some exercises such as swimming and cycling, are considered no impact exercises. This term isn’t as common as low impact, so these exercises are often grouped in with the low impact exercise category.