By: Avera McKennan Fitness Staff
Grab your water shoes and buoyancy belt to complete these workouts courtesy of the Arthritis FoundationSM
With your shoulders aligned over your hips and hands at your sides. Lead with your heel, rolling to the ball of the foot, then push off with your toes. Swing your arms opposite your legs, pushing and pulling the water along your sides.
Start on your toes, then push down on the balls of your feet and roll to the heels, moving opposite arm and leg while pushing water behind you with your hands.
Lighten the Load
Keeping your upper body under water increases the fitness benefits, helping burn more calories while improving your mobility and range of motion. The more submerged your body is, the lighter the load on your joints.
MyFitRx® Orthopedic Fitness Pathway
This eight-week program encourages strength training in targeted muscle groups after physical therapy.
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