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You’re on vacation. Overheated. You have to entertain the kids, but didn’t get your workout in yet! No problem. If you have a pool or another body of water available, you can cool off, have fun and get a great workout.
Did you know that walking and running in water are great workouts for the entire body? Moving in water demands your core muscles to stabilize your body in order to stand up and by moving forward, backward and sideways you can challenge and use your core muscles even more.
Water is 12 times thicker than air, so every move you make in the water requires more strength and energy. Water is also a natural resistant; the harder you push against it, the more resistance it will provide. You determine how hard you want to work.
Try these exercises the next time you hit the pool:
Water is the place to be, especially in the summertime. Dive in, get a great workout and enjoy doing it!
Sign up for an aquatic fitness class at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness!
Challenge yourself to be healthy! Take the Healthy Driven Challenge.
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