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11/1/11 8:36 P

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You don't need to know how to swim. That's the beauty of aqua aerobics.

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11/1/11 7:39 P

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Love water aerobics for my arthritis

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11/1/11 12:09 P

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Thanks everyone for your replies xo.

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11/1/11 12:01 P

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Water exercise is wonderful for arthritis sufferers. It allows you to exercise without putting stress on your joints. I don't swim either. My doctor gave me a prescription for a water therapy group, and it was all done in the shallow end of the pool. Silver Slippers (for seniors) has a water exercise program that your insurance pays for at most of the exercise venues that have pools.(Family Fitness, Bali's, Curves, etc.). Let your fingers do the walking and find the program that is best for you.

11/1/11 10:38 A

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11/1/11 7:25 A

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I originally went to the site listed above to get information about arthritis and exercise.
This site will direct you to resources in your area. One of the things I like about the arthritis classes is that they move slow and she explains what muscles we are supposed to be using instead of the joints.
My water class is taught at a warm water pool . Currently I am taking 3 classes through my local recreation department that are taught by a certified arthritis foundation instructor. The water class I am in is called "Achy Breaky Joints" and it is to strengthen the muscles around the joints. I would think that you could take a class and just stay in the lower end of the pool.

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11/1/11 6:57 A

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Hiy everyone i would love to join water aerobics but the only thing is i cant swim now i dont mind going into the water but thats it. Do you have to swim to be able to do this? and would it be good for someone with arthritis in their knee and hip? would they have classes especailly for people with arthritis?

Sorry for all the questions x.

Does anyone drink eight glasses of water a day i'm gonna give it a go!

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