Water aerobics reduces blood pressure, boosts immunity – expert
An expert in aerobic fitness in Osun, Mr Olatunbosun Abolade, said water aerobics has higher potency to reduce blood pressure and boost immune system.
Abolade told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Sunday that the buoyancy and calmness of water rehabilitate the system and regulate blood pressure.
He said that water aerobics, which involved staying in water for between 90 and 120 minutes, and occasionally swaps the hands from the left to the right, could reduce high blood pressure.
He said that Dun-bell which reshapes the hands would also reduce the blood pressure faster than drugs.
Abolade added that the natural oxygen appears abundant in water, in which it helped to boost the immune system when one spend more time in the water.
Aerobic fitness is a form of exercise that is natural; it involves exploring the coolness and buoyancy of water to regulate the workings of the heart in the process of blood circulation.
Staying in the water for between 90 and 120 minutes, and engaging in activities like vibration and dun-bell automatically reduces your blood pressure and boost immunity,” Abolade said.
The aerobic expert added that water aerobic as a way of managing high blood pressure remained the best as it comes without any adverse effect, unlike orthodox medicine.
He urged Nigerians to try this form of fitness in order to confirm its efficacy, adding that the exercise still appeared strange to many people.
Aerobic efficacy in the area of blood pressure management is not in doubt, it might look like magic to some people but it is real and reliable.
Aerobic fitness comes with no adverse effects unlike drugs people take to manage high blood pressure which cause memory loss and all sorts of things at the long run.
This system of fitness is natural in content and context, it remains the best ever, as it rejuvenates the system and regulates the blood pressure naturally,” he said.
Abolade warned that it was extremely dangerous to leave the body without exercise, charging people, especially the working class to create room for exercise.
He stressed that constant exercise of the body would go a long way to enhance life expectancy and ensure healthy living.