Recently I have received many questions about alternative workouts — from an active runner recovering from an ankle injury to readers with chronic back problems. Whether you have a recent injury or have a condition, such as osteoarthritis or gout, which takes away walking and running as one of your choices for basic exercise — one of your best options is a pool workout.
Water workouts can be fun and effective. These types of workouts are being used by athletes, rehabilitation patients, overweight individuals and even children as either a primary method of training or as a supplement to their other training. Of course, depending on your injury or condition you should check with your doctor to ensure that a pool workout will be safe.
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