7. Reduces Inflammation Water massages the body as you exercise, so that any movement in water is generally very safe, whether it’s laps, water aerobics or simply walking in the water.
8. Stress Buster There’s something very soothing about water: Your mind takes a break when you swim and your body is able to move easily through it. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study showed that water-based exercise has a measurable positive impact on mental health.