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
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
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
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What sort of workout are you doing? If you are doing light weights/resistance training then you should give yourself min 48 hours for recovery. If you are doing aerobics training, then perhaps a 2 days on, one day off until your body adapts.... 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
Started today on the patio. We had smoothies for breakfast
We then went to 3 open houses. Just to see some of what is out there and what some of the neighborhoods are like.
Then grocery shopping and stopping at the condo's community pool for a... Read more
I did a deep water aerobics class this morning. We started the class by swimming six laps at an easy pace to warm up our muscles and joints. The teacher increased the intensity level of the class with every task. As we progressed, the teacher had... Read more
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