Water is one of the star elements in summer, as it relieves us from the heat and helps us stay more active at this time of year. But we always associate water sports with swimming, and it is that we can not only swim in the water, but we can do many more activities and therefore we want to stop at it.
The swimming is an activity that can carry out, and we must do in summer as it will help us to freshen up and stay active. But if it is not the activity we like most, there are many others that can help us to be active in summer and not get out of the water throughout the day.
Benefits of aquatic activities
There are activities for all tastes and therefore we want to offer a wide range. Of course, all in which we are going to stop have a conductive thread, and that is that they develop in the water. Therefore, first of all, we will highlight the general benefits of the activities that we can carry out in the water.
Water is a totally safe environment, which will allow us to make movements minimizing the risk of harming ourselves. It is also one of the best options to cool off in summer.
As we have seen on previous occasions, water is a totally safe environment for our bodies. The movements in the water are much softer and less harmful than in any other medium. Therefore, the activities we can carry out within this environment are many and varied and will always be beneficial for our muscles.
The resistance that the water supposes for our muscles is always good and will help us to obtain a greater work of the parts of the body involved in each one of the activities that we have carried out. It is an external force that will help us achieve better results without realizing it.
Let’s not forget that water in summer is one of the best ecosystems to mitigate high temperatures. It can be in the pool or at sea. It will depend a lot on the activity we are going to choose since some are better for the pool and others for the sea. For this, we will stop in some of the most prominent for all tastes and physical forms.
Aqua Zumba, dance in the water to work the muscles
To begin, we will stop at an activity that is best carried out in a pool, since it will be good to develop it in a calm and fully controlled water environment. This is Aqua Zumba, an activity that combines the benefits of Zumba with exercise in water.
Aqua Zumba is literally a party in the water. As we know, the Zumba consists of performing dance movements in which we involve the different muscle groups, in order to work them. It is a good aerobic exercise, coordination, and muscle toning. In addition to being a good way to conduct group classes in which we will have fun and have a good time.
One of the best ways to combine dance with water resistance to get more muscle work
When performed inside the water, the Aqua Zumba is ideal for mixing the usual exercise we do with the Zumba, with the resistance that the water presents to us. This will make the joints, tendons, and muscles stay stronger and in top shape. In addition, it is a suitable activity for all types of people, since there are levels, and we can do it at our own pace.
Aqua aerobics, the aerobics inside the water
Secondly, we are going to stop at another activity that will be better done in a pool. It’s about aqua aerobics. This activity, like the previous one, mixes the conventional routine of aerobics with the resistance and benefits that water offers us at the articular and muscular level. Let’s not forget that the resistance that it will offer us will help us improve the condition of the joints and muscles.
Like aqua Zumba, aqua aerobics is a good aerobic exercise that will be done in a group. Therefore it is a good activity for the summer. But do not forget that for its execution, in addition to being in the water, we will use some utensils such as small dumbbells, balls, floats … With them what we will do is activate the different muscle groups and make them work differently.
It is a group activity that we will do in the water to get a good muscle toning
This activity, as we have already highlighted, will help us keep our muscles toned. But despite being an aquatic activity, it is not only for the summer, but it can also be practiced throughout the year in an indoor pool. The good thing is that it will help us stay active, it is a fun activity, and that above all it will help to improve health.
Snorkeling, a good activity to know the seabed
The sea is another of the traditional scenarios of this time of year, and therefore we are going to stop at activities that we can carry out in this environment. To start we want to highlight the snorkeling, which is a type of recreational activity, but that will help us stay active in a totally safe environment, such as water.
To carry out this activity we will need some glasses and a snorkel to be able to breathe in the water. With this utensil, we will be able to endure much more time because, in the end, the snorkeling is a tube that keeps us in contact with the air that is outside the water, so that we can spend more time inside this medium.
With the snorkeling, we will be able to exercise at sea while contemplating the seabed
Simply, what we will do is swimming on the surface of the water. With the glasses what we can do is enjoy the seabed and the fauna and flora that we are going to find. That is why it is a good way to swim and thus activate the different muscles of the body in a totally safe way. That’s why snorkeling is a good way to stay active this summer while having fun.
Diving, an activity that introduces us fully into the aquatic environment
Another activity that we can carry out at sea is diving. Like snorkeling, diving will allow us to enjoy the seabed and a different ecosystem, but it has nothing to do with the truth. Diving requires preparation and knowledge of diving techniques and equipment to carry out this sport. That is why not everyone can do it.
Diving is a recreational activity that puts us in contact with a water environment directly, but it is also a good way to stay active on vacation. First of all, it is a good way to work all the muscles of the body by moving into the water. In addition, it is a good exercise to relieve stress and feel more relaxed.
Diving is an activity that introduces us to a medium that is not ours. Therefore it is necessary to have a previous preparation.
With diving, what we will do will be to gain greater control and awareness of our bodies. Above all, it is important to highlight the awareness that we are going to take from our breathing, and with it from our body in relation to a medium that is not the usual one. This will make us more aware of our body and thereby achieve greater relaxation while staying active in summer.
Surfing, an activity that will help us have fun and work the whole body in the sea
Out of the water, we can develop other activities at sea. A classic is surfing. It is true that for its execution it is important that the beach on which we carry it out has waves. That’s what it is about, getting on a board on the waves, to move on them controlling our balance. For this, it is necessary to have a tight grip on our bodies.
To surf, we will need a board and a previous preparation. As well as having a good physical form, since the requirement of strength on the part of the sport is high. Do not forget that surfing is not only based on being on the waves, but it is necessary that we arrive with the board until well in the water, we get on the board and keep the balance.
With the surf, we will work the legs, arms and especially the core by maintaining the balance on the board
With surfing, we will mainly develop a good work of legs, of the entire middle area of the trunk, and of the arms when moving inside the water with the board. Caloric intake is high, both for muscle activation and for aerobic work when developing this activity. This is why surfing is classic in water activities.
Paddle surfing, a variant of surfing for all types of people
Another variant of surfing is the paddle surf. This sport, like surfing, is done with a board on which we are going to place ourselves. Only this time we will not go on the waves but on the surface of the sea. The paddle surfing is what we want to move on the water mounted on aboard. To do this we will use an oar that will help guide and propel us for these movements.
Paddle surfing is a quieter sport than surfing, but as is the case with paddle surfing, the work done on legs, core and the top train is very remarkable in this case. Above all, highlight the intervention of the legs, as they will be necessary to maintain balance and ensure that the board remains floating without any problems.
Paddle surfing is an activity suitable for all types of people, which will help us to be active on vacation
The arms will work through the action of rowing since it is a fairly strong job that will involve almost all the muscles that make up the upper body. In addition, it is a type of activity that will help us to control the balance at all times, and for this, we will be able to keep the core toned since, during all the time we are on the table, we will keep it contracted so as not to fall.
Water skiing, a good way to work our whole body on water
Another exercise that we can practice at sea is water skiing. It is true that this sport is not so easy to carry out since we need a boat to help us move through the water with skis. But anyway, it is a good way to work all the muscles of the body, since we will require them to overcome the resistance of the water and keep us standing.
Water skiing is an activity that will force us to maintain a good balance on two skis to get around the water and not fall. To do this we must maintain a posture with the legs slightly bent, the trunk straight and firm, and the arms held tightly after leaving the boat. In this way, we will be working the muscles of the legs, the core, and the arms.
Water skiing is a sport that requires good physical fitness and body control
Do not forget that with this exercise we will achieve greater control of the body since it is necessary that we maintain balance. In addition to achieving greater overall strength at the muscular level. It is an exercise that wears a lot and that requires a previous physical strength. Therefore it is not suitable for all types of people.
Kite surfing, a good way to surf with the wind
Another activity that we can carry out at sea is kite surfing. This is another variety of surfing, only in this case we use a kite to move and propel ourselves on the water. This is why it is an activity with high difficulty since it is first necessary that we know how to perfectly handle the kite to move with the board on the water.
As in the previous ones, the bodywork is very complete, since we will be working both the lower and the upper train, going through the core to maintain the stability and balance of the body. In addition to being a good control exercise of our body to handle both a kite and a board with which we will move through the water.
Kite surfing is an activity that requires dexterity and total control of the body for its execution
Above all, we must emphasize that it is an activity for which a previous preparation is required since it is necessary to know how to handle the kite and maintain the balance on the board. Of course, once we control the exercise we will be able to move in one of the best and funniest ways on the water.
Along with these activities, there are many more that we can do both in the water and outside it. We are not going to stop at those that can be done out of the water, which are many and varied and that will help us stay active in summer without us noticing, and while we are having fun.
There are many more sports that can be done both in a group and individually in the water. Therefore, we invite you to highlight your choice and the reasons why you like this activity more than the other in summer. Simply after all, what it is about staying active, and what better way to do it than water.