Water aerobics and heart rate. Improved venous return without high bood pressure!
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
H2O HEART RATE
The unique properties of water enable your heart to work more efficiently.
The hydrostatic pressure of water pushes equally on all body surfaces and helps the heart circulate blood by aiding venous return (blood flow back to the heart).
This assistance to the heart accounts for lower
blood-pressure and heart rates, during deep-water exercise – versus similar exertions on land.
Consequently, your heart rate is an estimated 10-15 beats lower per minute during suspended water exercise than for the same effort applied on land.