Fit­ness coach Heidi Lin­dahl takes care of your con­cerns

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FIT­NESS COACH HEIDI LIN­DAHL ON BOOST­ING BONE DEN­SITY AND STRENGTH, WHY YOU SHOULD USE A SWISS BALL AND HOW TO GET KILLER CALVES I en­joy go­ing to aqua aer­o­bics four times a week over sum­mer. Is this

enough ex­er­cise to keep me fit?

A Wa­ter aer­o­bics is a fun and so­cial way to in­crease mus­cle tone and your car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. If you have arthri­tis or other joint con­di­tions, it’s a great al­ter­na­tive to land-based ac­tiv­ity by pro­vid­ing a buoy­ant low-im­pact en­vi­ron­ment to work through spe­cific move­ments with­out ex­ac­er­bat­ing any joint prob­lems too. How­ever, it is this same rea­son that it is in­fe­rior to other ac­tiv­i­ties where you are bear­ing your own body weight, as mov­ing while bear­ing your body weight is more chal­leng­ing for the body, re­sult­ing in much faster im­prove­ments in strength and bone den­sity. I rec­om­mend drop­ping one aqua class for a re­sis­tance

ac­tiv­ity, a hard bush walk or even yoga classes.

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