Exercise is an effective method of losing weight. But if you want to firm up and tone your muscles as well, you need to be selective with the kind of exercise you engage in. Reliable research indicates that you lose weight and get the muscles you want by combining aerobic exercises with resistance exercises.
Millions of families give garden parties every year, but pool parties are even better. You must have been to a pool bar in a hotel on holiday where one of the bars faces onto the water and there are seats in the water, usually totally submerged so that the drinkers can sit at the bar in the water and enjoy their drink. Imagine holding a party in your garden with a pool and an in-pool bar!
Above-ground pools are the most popular kinds of pools for home-owners, probably for reasons of space and cost. Above-ground swimming pools can still be quite large, it just depends whether you buy a kit or not and which type of kit you do buy.
Most of us swim for recreational purposes, either in play or as a means of cooling off on a warm day. Just the feeling of buoyancy in the water can be a great stress reliever, not to mention having all the gravitational pressures removed from our joints, muscles and bones. But swimming can do so much more than help relieve stress. We know that any exercise is good exercise, but swimming has many extra benefits that could very well extend the length of one’s life. Let’s take a look.
Working aerobically on your abdominal muscles for over 7 minutes stimulates the capillaries in this area. These in turn increase the blood flow. A greater blood flow means a greater flow of oxygen – and fat only burns in the presence of oxygen. Toned muscles need more calories (kcal) to stay active. Our organism tends …