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
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
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
You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai... Read more
I have a medical condition that is much easier to deal with if I am drinking plenty of water. I keep a water bottle on hand (24 ounces), fill it in the morning, and refill when needed. I may not get to 3 full bottles everyday, but I get at least 2-2... Read more
High my name is Logan and I am just starting on Sparkpeople. I have 2 questions.
Does anyone know how many more calories you burn by swimming in cold water (outside) compared to swimming inside? I have a pool at my house and even though the weat... Read more
I know that weight gain doesn't happen the minute you eat too much food but when do you know the weight gain on the scale is fat and not water? I have CHF so I'm supposed to watch out for water gain but if I've been naughty about my eating how can I... Read more
I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)... Read more
Three summers ago, I ventured into the world of water aerobics. This was one class I was certain I could do well in and if not, no one would notice or so I thought. Never having had the grace or the agility to feel comfortable in a step aerobics clas... Read more
As a person who incorporates fitness into my everyday life—whether I'm at home or traveling—I sure do plan to staying active even when I'm on a relaxing vacation. After all, with no distractions and nothing but free time, what exc... Read more
I saw this topic a few days ago on a message board. "How deep?" I said. Then I found out that your feet do not touch the bottom of the pool. The next day, I spent an hour in the pool jogging in the water. Pumping arms and legs up and down while s... Read more
I went deep water jogging today for the first time ever! This is a fun & great exercise that I will keep on doing, slowly increasing my time from 30 min to 60 min, 3 times per week. I will also do the same with water fit on the other 3 week days. Sun... Read more
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