Stay Cool in the Pool: Water Exercises for Weight Loss This Summer

Want to look good for the summer season, but hate the feeling of being sticky and hot after the gym? No sweat! Jump in the pool for a cool way to torch some calories.

One of the best ways to get an effective water workout is by moving in water. Easy on the joints, water exercise is great for almost everyone, no matter your age, body type, or fitness level. However, start slowly – water exercises are fun but deceivingly intense. It’s a powerful combination of strength training and cardio and may burn around 10 calories per minute! Remember to stay hydrated. Here’s how:

  • Stand in chest-deep water and place your back against the side of the pool.
  • Stretch your arms along the walls, bending your elbows to hold on to the side of the pool
  • Using your core muscles, slowly raise your knees up to your chest.If this is too difficult, feel free to raise one leg at a time.
  • Repeat this 25 times and aim for 3 to 4 sets

Want to really make a splash? Add on this last move to not only tighten and tone your legs, but also crank up the cardio. Get ready for the splash maker!

  • Face the wall of the pool and hold onto the edge
  • At water level, extend your legs behind you and kick as hard as you can. Aim for a total of 10 minutes.
  • This move can be quite taxing so it’s okay to take a break. Try to go a little longer each time.

There you have it! A 30-minute fun-filled workout that will burn calories while keeping you cool in the summer heat.


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