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5 Things About Working Out in Water

This summer you may be looking to hit the water for a workout (or two) because it is a lot cooler than sweating it out on the asphalt during a run. In case you needed more reasons to get a water workout in, here are five great things about working out in the water:

  1. It is low-impact.
  2. Works muscles that are not typically used in you normal gym routine.
  3. The pressure of water on the body (aka hydrostatic pressure) improves blood circulation.
  4. Your pretty much covered up by the water, so no worrying about how your body looks while working out.
  5. Next-day muscle soreness should be nonexistent or minimal.

Fit's Tips: By water workout I mean swimming, water aerobics, etc.

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roberto roberto 9 years
If you aren't sure what to do, you can just tread water using your legs and arms.
iheartstarbucks iheartstarbucks 9 years
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iheartstarbucks iheartstarbucks 9 years
i love swimming~! m e o w
Fashion Fashion 9 years
I agree - rigorous swimming doesn't feel low impact. But I love swimming. I was a competitive swimmer growing up and I still swim whenever I get a chance. It's just tough when you have colored hair maintenance! ;) xo
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I love water workouts.
smellen smellen 9 years
i went with my old roomie (ex swim instructor - yay!) last week to the free outdoor pool near her house in chicago for adult swim. this week i have new goggles & a kickboard to help me out :D i'm not so strong with the strokes, but she is going to help me a little bit. even using the kickboard should be a nice changeup from the gym routine. i can manage some backstroke on my own as well, but just need to keep working at it.
1lyfe2live 1lyfe2live 9 years
why is swimming low impact???
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