The aquatic physiotherapy is the perfect activity for toning and firming hips and abdomen. Training in water is a lot more effective in comparison with dry workout because water is denser than air, so that it resists the movements of the body in the fluid. The workout in water exploits this friction of the water; in this way, the activity of muscles is maximised and the resistance to fatigue increases.
Hydrotherapy and tonification
In the meantime, hydrotherapy is an excellent method for toning and firming hips and abdomen with much less effort than with the exercise out of water. This is possible thanks to Archimedes’ principle, stating that any body fully or partially submerged in a fluid at rest is acted upon by and upward force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. Consequently, the weight of the body decreases in the water and for this reason in aquatic physiotherapy the effort is reduced.
Moreover, this type of training has another important advantage: the effects can be reached in a shorter time in comparison with dry workout.
Hydrotherapy favours the development and maintenance of muscles and, for this reason, it proves to be particularly suitable for toning and firming hips and abdomen. In fact, the aquatic physiotherapy allows the training of every single part of the body, which undergoes a continuous massage.
The workout in water
The workout in water improves the aesthetic appearance, leading to the toning and firming of hips and abdomen. Therefore, it has beneficial effects concerning self-esteem.
However, there are also other and more important effects resulting from aquatic physiotherapy, favouring good health: the lowering of blood cholesterol, the improvement of the functioning of the circulatory system and of the respiratory system, the pain relief in case of musculoskeletal disorders (backache, arthrosis…), the acceleration of metabolism, and improvement in case of high blood pressure.