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A 45-year-old member asked:

Will doing water aerobics help me with losing weight?

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Maybe: As with other aerobic exercise, water aerobics will increase your metabolic rate and help burn more calories. If you do not increase your calorie consumption you should see gradual weight loss.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Aquarobics.: Aquarobics,,or water aerobics, are great for burning calories. The water imparts extra resistance on the muscles, and being in water doesn't make it feel like you're working too hard when in actuality you're getting a great cardiovascular workout. Great choice. It'll help you lose weight.

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Will having my husband join me in losing weight help?

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Is it actually true that doing water aerobics will help with losing weight?

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Yes: Any aerobic exercise will help but remember dieting is also very important. You must minimize carbohydrate intake to lose weight.
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