Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stay Home, Don't Move South, to Heal Achey Joints

Back in the day,the "it" thing to do was to go to the gym or rec center to meet people of the opposite sex while getting fit.  Now, the way busy schedules are and how things have changed, people are opting for in home fitness and rehabilitation.

Today, they have special pools that you can get even for your home that are intended as Hyrdotherapy Pools. They have much more graduated and larger steps for those with physical problems. There are built in adjustable jets where you can jog, walk, or swim with some resistence for a good work out. What I was most surprised to see is an underwater treadmill! It makes sense as there are people who are unable to jog, or they walk with discomfort due to the pressure on the knees. In the pool, your weight is supported. Of course, you can walk or jog around a regular pool, but there is the possibility of slipping versus staying in place.

If you do not have a chronic condition and your health improves, making Aquatic Therapy not as critical for maintaining your skills and coordination, the pool can be a "work out" pool to not just maintain health but to increase it. If you have been considering a pool, it could definitely be the one to go with.

The introduction of these items for the consumer and for purchase by businesses alike make healing, increased range of motion, and physical training a lot more convenient than moving to a warmer climate for the winter as a balm to aching joints.


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