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Swimming is one of the best exercises for Arthritis, writes Manager of the Award Winning Clonmel Park Hotel Leisure Club.

Swimming is one of the best exercises for Arthritis, writes Manager of the Award Winning Clonmel Park Hotel Leisure Club.

When you swim, around 90% of your body weight is supported by the water. The weightless environment and support from the water helps to overcome painful movement in the joints that are affected by the condition.

Can’t Swim?

It is not just swimming that can help people with arthritis.

Aqua-Walking has also been proven to help relieve joint and muscular pain with minimal activity. It lessens weight on joints by 50% compared with walking. This doesn’t just help those with Arthritis, it also helps people recovering from operations such as a hip or knee replacement and let’s not forget those with a simple muscle strain or injuries. In general, water is the place to be for low impact activity and for anyone looking to recover or strengthen any part of the body. Just remember not to over exercise and aggravate joints.

Another great form of water exercise is Aqua- Aerobics. Perfect for people of all ages and sizes! Aqua Aerobics has been highly recommended by our medical community worldwide, so people there are no excuses!

How does it benefit you?

Aqua Aerobics is a non-impact water based activity. It is aimed people with joint or muscular pain or anyone who wants a great low impact workout to hit all those hard to tone areas. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with Arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries and knee conditions.

Benefits

Because it is a total body workout it gets all areas. Toning, cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility and mobility are all but a few benefits from this re-energising water based total body workout.

Anthony Hewitt - Leisure Manager and Fitness Expert at Clonmel Park Hotel

For more information & advice on exercise and fitness speak with the experts at the Leisure Club at the Clonmel Park Hotel on 052-6188733 or email leisurecentre@clonmelparkhotel.com

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