From WebMD.com | By Kara Mayer Robinson
Excerpt: “If you are looking for a great aerobic and total body-strengthening workout, then look no further. Swimming can provide all that and more.
“Also, if you don’t love working up a sweat but do love the benefits of a cardio workout, swimming may be your ideal match. The water keeps you cool, even as your heart gets a great workout. You’ll probably be able to keep yourself going for a longer time than if you were running. That’s because it’s fun and gentle on your joints and muscles. The water can also feel relaxing.
“Note: If you have been a couch potato, or you have heart disease or other medical problems, check with your doctor first to see what kind of swimming program is right for you.”
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