Water Skiing is one of the most exhilarating water sports, but beyond rush of adrenaline, there are a number of wonderful health benefits to taking up waterskiing as a hobby.
Holding onto a piece of rope attached to a boat going up to 40 mph can really work and strengthen your muscles; a one hour session of water skiing can burn up to 400 calories!
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See below for Health Fitness Revolution’s research on other physical benefits of waterskiing as a sport:
Muscle Toning: Waterskiing relies on every muscle in the body, not just the lower body. Keeping a strong posture and maintaining hold in the arms requires upper body strength as well.
Core Strength: Getting up and down on the skis requires frequent use of those abdominal and back muscles, and holding a balanced pose also works the core.
Easy on the Joints: Water skiing uses just about every muscle in the body without wearing down joints because it is all bodyweight resistance in free range of motion.
Tones Legs: Because your legs are absorbing most of the energy and help control your direction, they go through quite a workout in one session.
Meditative: Endorphins from the physical exertion in combination with the relaxing setting of being on the water can provide a lot of mental focus and help relieve stresses of your everyday life.
Images and sources: healthfitnessrevolution.com
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