Who doesn’t like to be in the water in the summer? Swimming laps is great exercise, but if going up and down lanes is getting you bored, consider trying some other water exercises.
- Have fun splashing in the pool while burning calories.
- Water is one of the best fitness tools - it provides resistance, to strengthen muscles and boost cardio intensity.
- Exercise can be safer and more comfortable in the water because your weight is partially supported, and your movements are slowed down.
- One of the easiest and most effective pool work-outs is water jogging.
Water jogging burns 17 calories per minute. That's more than on land, plus it feels almost effortless in the water. Waist high water is the perfect depth to water jog. The ocean can provide hours of exercise and enjoyment whether you are surfing, diving under waves or just trying to keep your balance in the breaking surf.
So whether you walk the beach, ride the waves, or practice water aerobics at your community pool, summer is the best time to get wet and wild while having fun and getting fit.
"H2O: two parts Heart and one part Obsession." Author Unknown