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
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... 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
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
My whole life I've been at a decent weight 4 health but a yr ago I noticed weight gain and now I'm at my biggest ever 245 & I'm only 5'5! How do I keep positive cause a lot of time I feel like I'm so big & out of shape that there's no hope for me.... Read more
I was worried i wouldn't lose weight going over 1200 cals a day so i did a test to see. I ate 1500 cals a day for a week and still lost, infact i lost 4 pounds! I think it would as because im eating healthy balanced foods, because im trying to heal.... Read more
Here is the thing, I am 20 to 30 pounds over weight but I just couldn't lose any of those weight. I play tennis almost everyday for the past 7 months for an hour, I walk everyday for 40 minutes; I do eat more calories than I should (I start to realiz... 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
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
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