10 Exercises to Do in the Pool


Aquatic exercise can be very beneficial for patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), as the water supports a good proportion of a person’s body weight, making it easier to move around.

The American Physiotherapy Association has some recommended exercises to try next time you’re in the pool:

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1. Walking or jogging. Try alternating between walking forward or backward, gradually increasing speed to make it more difficult. You can also try alternating between jogging and walking for 30-second intervals for a total of five minutes.

2. Forward and side lunges. Take a large step forward, not letting your knee pass your toes. With the side lunge, take a large step to the side, making sure both your feet are facing forward.

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