How Water Aerobics Can Keep You Fit As You Age

Forbes—August 27, 2015

Elaine Schattner, a contributor to Forbes, explores how water aerobics is a popular way for adults, especially baby boomers, to stay fit. Not limited to retirement communities, water aerobics classes are happening anywhere there is a pool - indoor pools at hotels, campgrounds, parks, etc.

"For people with chronic arthritis, we strongly support aquatic therapy," said Dr. Linda Russell, rheumatologist at HSS. "That's because they can do more exercises in water than they can on land."

"For those who already have osteoporosis, low-impact or water-resistant exercises may be best," Dr. Russell adds. "For people with damaged knees and hips, it can help with weight loss."

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