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Water exercise classes buoy fitness with less stress as people age | Lifestyle – Seniors
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Water exercise classes buoy fitness with less stress as people age | Lifestyle – Seniors

Chas Reilly Times correspondent Getting in the water is a nice way to cool off from the heat, but there are many other reasons seniors should consider aquatic activities.It’s necessary for seniors to stay as active as they can, and water aerobics and other aquatic exercises are a great way to stay fit.Pamela G. Huenink, a certified exercise physiologist at Community Hospital Fitness Pointe in Munster, said seniors can achieve a variety of benefits by participating in water activities.Aquatic exercise classes at Fitness Pointe take place in the facility’s lap pool, which stays at 82 degrees, as well as its 92-degree therapy pool.Stretches done in the therapy pool help participants enhance flexibility. Huenink said muscle strength and flexibility are ...