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Water Exercise entails exercising in a warm pool or tub, thus creating a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. Water, particularly warm water, provides clear benefits and opportunity for arthritis patients to continue to enjoy exercise. Here are some unique aspects of water exercise1:
- Water provide warmth and buoyancy which creates a safe environment to relieve the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
- Warm water raises body temperature, causing blood vessels to dilate and increasing circulation.
- Water provides resistance and allows a safe way to build muscle strength.
- http://www.arthritis.org/water-exercise.php, accessed 7/14/10