Aquatics, or exercising in a pool, is a good workout for people with arthritis because:
1. Warm water helps limber up stiff joints and ease pain of arthritic joints. For Aquatics, the water must be kept at 83 degrees or warmer.
2. Water supports a person’s weight and takes the pressure off joints.
3. The weightless effect of water allows for easier movement while the warmth of the water eases painful joints.
4. Water offers resistance, allowing exercisers to do strength training without putting weight or additional stress on their joints.
(Source: Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center)