Think water is just for drinking? Think again. Many fitness routines that are performed on land can also be done in a swimming pool — incorporating the water as part of the workout.
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Done correctly, water workouts can give you the same fitness gains as land workouts, including better balance. And water is hospitable to just about everyone, enabling those with arthritis, disabilities or injuries, those recovering from illness or surgery, and those who are pregnant or overweight to exercise safely and effectively.
(Source: Mayo Clinic website – www.mayoclinic.com)