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
When my husband and I adopted a golden retriever mix, we assumed he'd be the kind of dog who loves to go for a swim or play in puddles. But whatever Jack is mixed with totally nixed the retriever's legendary love of water. When other dogs are... 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
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
I have been procrastinating starting an exercise program, finding every excuse I could. Today, I joined a gym and promptly had my first workout session. The first one in several years! I am so proud (and so tired)!
Just had to share.... Read more
Can anyone recommend a workout video other than the Hip Hop one's that have good upbeat music to workout to. I'm basically looking for a medium to low aerobic workout video that doesn't play the same monotone beat in the background. Upbeat music ke... 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
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. The Fastest Way To Improve Your DietFind out why eating leafy green vegetables can have a tremendous impact on your diet for very little effort. From MindBodyGreenLow blood... Read more
Well some have asked for this so here goes.
The items I choose to use are two paddles with openings for easy and as you close them they get harder. Mine are now closed
A large bouancy noodle about three inches in circumference with small hole... Read more
I had a lot on my mind so I decided to jump in the pool and get my workout in and get some stuff off of my mind.
I got all of this accomplished!
126 laps (half a mile in my pool)
100 step ups on bottom step
5 minutes of tre... Read more
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