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Swimming: Great Exercise For Anyone

It is almost a necessity for every Phoenician, a backyard swimming pool.   Swimming cools you down during our long hot summer and can provide great exercise for you no matter your age, weight, or physical limitations.

According to exercise physiologist Robert A. Robergs and director of the exercise physiology laboratories at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, swimming is “a good whole-body exercise that is low impact for people with arthiritis, musculoskeletal, or weight limitations.”  This can be attributed to water’s buoyancy because it cushions the injuries you have to work around when working out on land.  When immersed in water to the waistline your body only bears 50% of your weight.  The deeper you immerse your body the more weightless you’ll become.  Because of this benefit, I recommend swimming to not only my heavier client’s and client’s with injuries but to my pregnant clients.

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