Work Out With a Swim
For a fast, full-body exercise, just head to the pool.
Ah, summer! The perfect time to take your fitness routine out of the gym and into the water. These toning exercises were created by Dara Torres, a five-time Olympic swimmer and the author of Gold Medal Fitness ($26, Broadway, amazon.com), for use in a pool, but most could be done in a lake or the ocean, too. Swim a few laps (a standard pool lap is about 25 yards) to warm up and afterward to cool down.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.