Exercising in the Water: More Pros Than Cons
Experts have long agreed that people need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. When people hear that, they usually think of walking, running, doing resistance exercises, etc. But what about exercising in the water? Doesn’t that count?
The fact is that recreational swimming will burn about as many calories as brisk walking. The good news is that the buoyancy of the water will take the stress off your joints. That can be especially helpful to people with arthritis or to people who carry excess weight.
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