I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
What do you do to manage stress?
I am trying to work on a new thing each week and this week I want to find out techniques to reduce stress so I've been reading articles.
I guess my focus would be, what things one can do that don't involve much ti... Read more
i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regai... Read more
Hi! I had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago. I have tried very hard to get up and keep going. I am now at a point where I can walk a mile in about 40 minutes. I was always a hiker before the stroke, so I feel like I am in slow motion, but I am trying. I g... Read more
Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impa... Read more
I switch up my workout routine EVERY time I work out. I swim 3 days a week, but each session is a different amount of laps and different ways of swimming (legs/arms only, breast stroke, back stroke, etc.) I also go to the gym 3 days a week. I do diff... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
Back in my high school days I was a long distance competitive swimmer and participated on my school team, as well as the city team. During those four years of swimming I put in countless thousands of laps, hours upon hours of training, but never full... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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