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Try Water Aerobics to Improve Your Fitness

By Brandi Goodman 

Traditional workouts can be tough on your joints. They also leave you feeling sweaty and fatigued, which is off-putting to a lot of people. Try water aerobics instead when you're looking to improve your fitness. It's far easier on the joints and will work out your muscles and joints well without leaving you feeling sweaty and gross in the process.

Swim on Your Own Time

You don't have to join a class or hit the gym if you don't want to. You can swim on your own time, performing different strokes to help you reach all muscles. Do a traditional breaststroke that will work your arms and legs, or opt for a backstroke to focus on your shoulders. Vary between these, freestyle, butterfly, and free crawl so you don't overuse one particular area.

Join a Class

If you need assistance learning which swimming methods work best -- and how to perform them -- a water aerobics class can help. Gold River Sports Club is just one option in the area. It can be fun to work out with other members, and help you see that you aren't alone in trying to make improvements. Swimming lessons are also available. You'll just have to check the pool's schedule to see when sessions are going, or reach out to work with an instructor. 

More Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is considered low-impact. Yet, it keeps your heart rate up so you're burning calories and doing well for your body. It works to build muscles, increase endurance, improve your lung health and heart health, and offers stress relief. 

You'll also improve your flexibility and range of motion. The more you move your body, the easy it is to move fully. It can enhance your coordination and balance as well. No matter the season, there's always a place to swim. Take it outdoors on a nice day, and inside a swimming facility when it's cold out. 

Whether you swim on your own time, take lessons, or join a water aerobics class, you'll be working to improve yourself and your capacity for fitness. The workout is easy on your joints, yet will still have you feeling fatigued after. It tells you your body is working hard and moving in the right direction. Add swimming to your exercise routine and see what benefits it brings to your life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gold River, Calif.

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