Swimming is a fun and low key way to get your cardio, but for many women and some hair-savvy men, water is a major deterrent when it comes to exercise. No one wants to get out of the water with a funky hairdo, and then have to head into the office. Very few might even want to lose an hour's sleep just to exercise in the pool and style hair before going to work. With this exercise, you don't have to.
Arms, legs, abs
As the Mayo Clinic explained, water walking is a low-impact exercise to work your abdominal, triceps and biceps. Simply get in the water, put some weights in your hands and walk back and forth across the shallow end. Increase traction by wearing water shoes while you exercise. Don't forget to tighten your stomach as you go so you can work all different parts of your body.
This particular exercise is potentially beneficial to people who have osteoarthritis because it takes pressure off bones, joints and muscles, explained the source. You don't have to be a great swimmer to try this, but you should bring a friend or buddy with you, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges that you never swim without supervision, regardless of age.
Slowly but surely
Be sure you keep good form, so you don't pull a muscle or strain your back. As you become more experienced with this exercise, you can increase your weight. If you're new to working out, try walking without any ankle or arm weights just to get a feel for the water. Remember that you're going to feel different exercising in a pool than you would if you were going for a walk around your neighborhood, because water takes some of your body weight pressure off of you.
When you're finished, stretch for a few minutes, shower off and then you can be on your way, without having to wash and style your hair all over again. If you frequently use the pool for working out, be sure to call Fort Worth, San Diego or Phoenix pool service professionals for a chemical balance or routine repair. Just like any other appliance, the more that you use the pool, the more you'll need to stay on top of it to ensure it's up to par.