Health Tip: Swim to Get Fit07/20/11
(HealthDay News) -- Though swimming is a low-impact aerobic
exercise, it's important to protect yourself from injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
- Before you hit the water, warm up with jumping jacks, walking,
or stationary cycling.
- After you're warmed up, stretch slowly and gently before you
- Perform regular exercises that help strengthen muscles in the
upper back and shoulders.
- Stick to light and easy swimming if you have an ear infection,
respiratory infection or a fever.
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