• Question: does doing warter polo help your bones

    Asked by Azzer666 to Kathryn, Graeme, Chris, Anne, Agnes, Adam on 8 Nov 2018.
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      Anne Green answered on 8 Nov 2018: last edited 8 Nov 2018 10:50 pm

      I don’t know. As far as I know weight-bearing (i.e. not in water) exercise is good for your bones. Adam is probably better qualified to answer this question than me.

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      Adam McGuinness answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      Your bones are a living organ, like your muscles, the more stress or strain we put on them, the more they grow and strengthen to help you stand up to this strain. So when we get heavier as we get older, our bones grow stronger and thicker to support that weight. Water polo involves moving about a lot, which puts stress on our bones, so they grow thicker to help out!

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      Agnes Wojtusiak answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      I don’t know, but it definitely keeps you fitter! 🙂

    • Photo: Kathryn

      Kathryn answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      All exercise helps you bone develop and strength and prevent the loss of Ca. Exercising in water provide extra resistance and so a better work out then in the air.

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      Graeme Poole answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      If you have weak bones it it is a very good way to exercise, and you move around a lot without putting a lot of stress on your leg bones. I know a lot of footballers and rugby players do a lot of water training when they’re recovering from injury because it’s less stressful for the bones and muscles.