Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis contains over 100 individual exercises and examples of exercise routines. It is richly illustrated so the reader can see all of the elements that go into an exercise program: equipment, warm-ups, stretching, aerobic exercises, strength exercises, balance exercises, exercises focusing on the abdominals, neck exercises, and cool downs. Included, also, is information on medications, vitamins and minerals, herbs, diet, and nutrition.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 21 million people in the United States. As Americans age, the number of people affected is expected to increase to 40 million by 2020.
The pain of osteoarthritis causes people to stop exercising and leaves them vulnerable to all of the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Luckily, water exercises provide a way to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis. At the same time they increase endurance and strength.
Rather than making osteoarthritis worse, exercise actually helps you get better physically and emotionally. The physical benefits of water exercise include easier movements and more energy. The psychological benefits include increased independence, less depression and anxiety, and an overall feeling of well being. Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis will help you get all of this and more.
For the 21 million Americans who have osteoarthritis:
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis provides gentle and effective water exercises that reduce the pain in stiff and sore joints, allowing you to exercise and move freely again. The buoyancy and cushioning effect of the water allows for freedom of movement with just the right amount of resistance needed to achieve the desired results.
For the families and friends of people with osteoarthritis:
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis is designed to allow you to take an active part in helping your friend or loved one with osteoarthritis. These are exercises you can do, too, to keep yourself in shape.
For therapists and exercise professionals:
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis can help you understand the disease and design exercise programs geared specifically towards people affected by this condition. This book contains the latest information on the causes and treatments of osteoarthritis, allowing you to design the most beneficial program for your clients.
Ann has four books on water exercises available now:
Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia,
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis,
Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis,
and Water Exercises for Parkinson's.
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