“Research from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas found that swimmers have healthy blood pressure and cholesterol numbers that not only beat those of walkers but also rival those of runners. Since swimming and water aerobics put less pressure on weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees, they’re perfect for people who find it difficult to walk briskly, jog or run…The YMCA offers swim classes for adults age 18 and older at most of its branches for a reasonable fee. If learning to swim is too daunting, ease into an aqua workout by taking a water aerobics class at your local gym or recreation center.” (p. 126)
Hopkins, T. (2013). I Heart Summer. Essence, 44(4), 125-126.