ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Astaxanthin Is a Longevity Promoter

Meta-analysis links vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of mortality during 10.5 year median pe...

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

 
Print Page
Email Article

The Healing Properties of Water Exercise

  [ 130 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 2, 2003


We think of swimming as summer fun, but it can be serious therapy, too. For arthritis patients, aquatic exercise can shift a slow, grinding lifestyle into high gear.

"There's a national movement to increase the activity level of arthritis patients," says Dr. Virginia Kraus, a Duke University Medical Center researcher studying the effects of exercise on patients with the joint disease. "And there's been an increasing awareness of the importance of physical activity for the prevention of arthritis-related disability and cardiovascular disease."

To exercise safely, arthritis patients need to minimize the load on their joints. One of the best ways to do that is through aquatic therapy. In water the body weighs an eighth of what it does on land, so the joint load is minimized while movement can be maximized -- without fear of injury or joint stress.

Her studies have shown that water exercise improves a patient's ability to walk on land and decreases overall disability. It may also help remove substances that can build up and harm the joints. Patients in Kraus's studies show reduced pain and disability and a better overall sense of well-being, she reports.

Joint movement helps preserve joint range of motion, maintains muscle strength and also enhances joint nutrition - by increasing blood flow and the flow of nutrients in and out of cartilage.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map