Say goodbye to the harsh reality of gravity; water running allows buoyancy to take the weight off of your body. The water supports up to 90% of your body’s weight. Someone who weighs around 160 lbs may feel as if they weigh around 16 lbs in the water. This does wonders for taking pressure off of your bones, muscles, and joints. It also allows you to get a longer cardio workout than you could on land, which benefits your heart. As mentioned before, buoyancy takes the pressure off, making you less likely to develop an injury while water running. This means a lower risk of stress fractures, joint swelling, bruising, or other soreness in the muscles and joints, making water running the king of the low-impact exercises.
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