With the weather getting warmer, water workouts will help you stay cool while also presenting new challenges. Whether it’s in a lake, pool, or just running around in your sprinklers, getting into water is a great way to switch up your workout routine and have fun! Today we’re going to share some water workouts.
If you’re looking to go outdoors, there’s lots of great water activities you can participate in! If you’re near a river or lake, activities such as canoeing, kayaking, or tubing are a really fun way to get in some exercise. Not only will it work your arms, but it will also get your heart pumping. Just be sure to stay safe when trying any activity for the first or fiftieth time. That means using lots of sunscreen, drinking plenty of water, and taking rest periods in the shade.
If you’re headed outdoors, make sure to check any restrictions for that body of water. Some lakes you can’t swim in, but boating is allowed. Some areas you can’t take dogs, so it’s best to leave Fido at home. Once you know the dos and don’ts, pack up your gear, a healthy meal, and head out!
If your gym is currently open, and it’s safe for you to go, look into what sort of pool activities they have. Try doing laps back and forth, or try a water cardio class! Water cardio is great, because it’s less harsh on your joints. That makes it a great option for anyone who might suffer from joint pain.
Some gyms or recreational centers will also offer other water activities such as water obstacle courses, diving boards, and water slides. Get creative and find ways to utilize all the resources you have to make a great workout! Even your family will want to get in on the fun.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Here are some tips and tricks when working out in the water.
- As tempting as it is to just hang out in your bathing suit, you never want to sit in a wet suit for too long. Change into clean, dry clothes as soon as you know you won’t be swimming anymore
- Be sure to shower after swimming to get rid of any lake bacteria or pool chemicals from your skin.
- Find a waterproof sunscreen to stay safe while you swim.
- Avoid getting pool or lake water in your mouth. Instead, bring plenty of clean water to drink.
- Buy beach towels that are only to be used when you’re swimming. That way your bathroom towels stay nice and clean!
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