Among the most prominent benefits of this type of sports are increased cardiorespiratory capacity, strength or improved body posture.

Water sports can be practiced all year round, but there is no doubt that water exercise enthusiasts multiply in summer. As long as these activities are done safely, the physical and mental well-being they provide can help combat common problems such as stress or anxiety, as well as prevent injury and strengthen muscles throughout the body.

For all types of athletes

This type of sport is highly recommended for those who need rehabilitation after muscle or joint injuries especially in the early stages of readaptation or rehabilitation.

Also for the elderly, since they are very beneficial for pathologies such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis… and it is an activity that by doing so with half their weight depending on the depth of the body, can perform movements that in their daily lives can not help the joint and musculature.

The company’s experts point out five perfect sports activities to practice in the water during the summer, as well as tips for carrying them out without health risks.

Swimming

It is the most practiced water sport. Among its many health benefits, its potential to increase lung capacity and cardiovascular health stands out. Swimming works all muscle groups of the body, promotes flexibility and also helps to lose weight, as this is one of the sports that has more caloric expenditure.

Because of its lesser impact, swimming is a sport especially recommended if you want to suffer joint damage or recover from an injury. In order to practice it safely, it is advisable to warm up beforehand and follow the instructions of a professional to carry out the activity. It is important to strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuffs and deltoid to avoid injuries such as the so-called swimmer’s shoulder.

Paddle surf

In recent years, paddle surfing has become one of the star sports on beaches and swamps. It is an exercise where, helped by an oar and on a large surfboard, the surface of the water is furrowed. This activity is ideal for exercising the whole body and suitable for children and adults, helps tone and improves balance by exercising the part of the CORE.

It is important to emphasize the importance of covering the body with appropriate clothing to protect against solar radiation and avoid burns that may lead to skin conditions such as spots on the skin or possible melanoma.

Aquagym

Gymnastics in the water is one of the most practiced physical activities throughout the year. The benefits of exercising in the pool, as opposed to exercising in a conventional gym, range from higher calorie expenditure, due to the resistance of the water, to the possibility of exercising with greater frequency and duration, due to less joint wear.

In spite of this, it is important not to forget to prepare yourself adequately by stretching and warming up before starting the activity.

In this way, the body is prepared and both muscular and bone injuries are avoided. Adapting the exercise to the physical condition of each person and increasing the intensity of the training progressively will also help to get the body accustomed to the exercise and be able to practice it safely.

Canoeing

Whether canoeing, canoeing or kayaking. This sport improves coordination and is perfect to perform in a group, also favoring the enjoyment and cohesion of the members who perform it, which help reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

At the muscular level, they are exercises that can be adapted to the physical condition of each person and strengthen the arms and back thanks to the rowing impulse. As general recommendations, it is important to know the area where you are going to practice and avoid open water or revolts if you do not have experience.

Protect your skin from the sun and hydrate yourself properly to avoid heatstroke is also essential.

Water Skiing

This is one of the most demanding water sports, especially at a muscular level, and requires a series of previous training sessions to adapt the body to progress to this activity. Water skiing trains the entire upper train and improves the ability and dexterity of those who practice it.

Kansai Dive recommend that if an activity demands strength and musculature, it should not be practiced by people with little training or those who are not familiar with the aquatic environment.