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More info on exercising in water.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

“You pump more blood for each beat, so don’t need as many heartbeats, because the pressure of the water on your legs and lower body makes the blood return more effectively to the heart. That’s interesting data that hasn’t been studied thoroughly before,” says Dr. Juneau.

I am getting more and more fascinated by info about exercising in water. I personally am sold on it. I am delighted to find actual scientific research on it. Many people think of it as "whimpy" exercise. It might look a little easy and slow paced, but it can be done . as I say, "with gusto" and become a very good workout!


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2HAMSDIET 10/20/2013 9:15AM

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ARTJAC 10/20/2013 12:54AM


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MADAMES 10/19/2013 10:13PM

    I am totally hooked on water exercise!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/19/2013 9:30PM

    and if you use some resistance with that it is even more of a workout

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KATHARINE1948 10/19/2013 8:59PM

I love water aerobics emoticon

much easier on the bones .You can get a great work out. we use these water weights

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RELIBELI 10/19/2013 8:28PM

    Just in case you're looking for Water Gym and not finding it, here is the information:

The website is and the phone number is 1-888-watergym
For the water proof Shuffle, the website is

My mom actually found it first. She, at 74 has gotten into really good shape using the program, and me, at almost 44, feel the benefits too. I was running, but after a few 5Ks, a 10K and a 5 mile trail run, my plantar faciitis became too painful unfortunately, so I turned back to water based workouts. I'm actually a certified lifeguard and swim instructor because I work at my kids' sleep away camp over the summer on swim staff. I'm really enjoying using the aqua belt and water gym even though the first few times I did it, I felt a little weird. The reality though is that I know I'm getting my heart rate up quite a bit more than when I was swimming laps. I do this workout about 3 times a week and use my elliptical on the other days.

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CRAFTSFAN1 10/19/2013 4:36PM

    Good info, thanks.

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RELIBELI 10/19/2013 3:36PM

    HI fellow water exercisers! I wanted to share with you a program I recently found out about and started. It's called Water Gym.

It's a deep water 45 min workout that is aerobic, strengthening and stretching combined. I didn't know that water running burned more cals than road running, but I definitely see how this workout is really affective when I give it my all.

It comes with a deep water belt and a DVD and guided workout routine with music. I also bought a water proof iPod shuffle from audio flood. It's so cool!!
It's a shuffle that has a water proof coating so you can use it in water.

Anyway, it looks like there are a number of you who workout in water, so I thought this would be of interest to you.

Just google water gym and audio flood to fine them.

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TINY67 10/19/2013 1:54PM


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LIS193 10/19/2013 12:40PM

    Thanks for the info!

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JITZUROE 10/19/2013 12:22PM

    This info is SOOOOOO great since I miss running so much, but pool running might be an option for me. Since circulation is a huge issue for my body, this is one more reason to try pool workouts!

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BELLAVIDA333 10/19/2013 11:12AM

    Thanks for this- I have been having trouble exercising "on land" due to foot injury, so I am now turning to the water!

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CHERIJ16 10/19/2013 10:31AM

    Thanks for sharing. I love to exercise in the pool. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and the water makes it feel so much better.

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EMMACORY 10/19/2013 9:49AM

    I totally agree. I can do things in the water that I can not do on land. thanks for sharing. emoticon

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