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Exercise on land or in water?

Authors Boussuges, Gavarry

Received 2 February 2012

Accepted for publication 3 February 2012

Published 2 April 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 313—316


Alain Boussuges1, Olivier Gavarry2

1French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute, Brétigny sur Orge and UMR MD2, Aix-Marseilles University, Marseilles, France; 2Engineering Laboratory for Handicaps. South University of Toulon – Var, La Garde, France
We have read with interest the study published in the International Journal of General Medicine entitled “Hypotensive response after water-walking and land walking exercise sessions in healthy trained and untrained women” by Rodriguez et al.1 In this study, the authors investigated cardiovascular changes induced by walking in water in comparison with walking on land. Water exercises are commonly used in rehabilitation programs, particularly patients with mobility problems. Recently, some studies have suggested that exercise performed in water could improve cardiovascular function.2

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