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    Wow......I love water exercises
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    Cindigal posted:
    If it's one thing for summer.....albeit, the heat ...I can stay in the water most of the day exercise my body. I have been creative with my exercises, laps with one kind of stroke, then switch to another. The sidestroke I really like because I feel the thighs exercised with the movement and the waist bends movement. When I do the backstroke i feel the arm muscles working. All in all, it's a fun way to exercise....and the best way. Also, its effortless, no comparing to that. At the end of the day you don't even know that you had a work-out but you did. I encourage anyone to get to a pool, anywhere. There are YMCA's, YWCA's around in every city. There are high schools that allow general people to use their pool (at least when i was in school they did). It sure beats going to a gym. The benefits I get are many: my tan is getting darker, (i use SPF 30 or more), my blonde hair is getting even lighter with the sun, and I sleep like a baby every night.
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Congrats on the water and swimming fun. Because we live in an area that generally is cold-most kids don't learn to swim until high school-and even then-not so well. This means there are few pool options that aren't "kiddie pools" with water slides and sprinklers all over.


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