Health Tip: Take a Water Exercise Class
-- A water exercise (aquatics) class offers a great cardiovascular workout that's not too tough on the joints.
The American Council on Exercise says you should follow these guidelines before you sign up for an aquatics course:
- Observe an aquatics class at your local YMCA or fitness center to see if it's a good fit.
- Look for a class that includes a solid warmup, a cardio and strengthening workout that increases in intensity, then a cool-down period.
- Make sure the class includes music that you enjoy.
- Ensure that instructors are certified, with special training in aquatics.
Posted: September 2013