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Entry for May 22, 2008
Is swimming a good exercise?
2008-05-22 13:26:41 GMT
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Author:Trainer 1 FFoster
Here are the facts: The buoyancy of water reduces the ''weight'' of a person by about 90 percent. This means that the stress on weight-bearing joints, bones and muscles is similarly reduced.2008-05-22 13:27:10 GMT
For this reason, it is unlikely that a water workout will result in injury or leave you with sore muscles. That's why the pool is such a great place for people with arthritis or back problems to exercise, and for those who are new to exercise.
But don't get the idea that just because it doesn't hurt, you can't get a great workout in the pool. Water exercise can encompass all of the components of fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. And, when done regularly, water exercise can help reduce body fat.