Aquatic exercise would seem to offer the safest and most protective environment for obese individuals because of the buoyancy effects of immersion, which minimizes the risk of joint injury.
Aquatic exercise has been successfully used to improve balance and coordination in older individuals, who face an increased risk of falling
There is a substantial volume of literature that supports the potential value of using aquatic exercise as a cross-training mode
Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional.
Aquatic treadmill or underwater treadmill exercise is gaining popularity as a means of exercise training in persons with osteoarthritis who cannot exercise on a land treadmill.