Swimming and other water-related activities are an excellent way to beat the summer heat and get physical activity each day. By playing in the water or swimming, you can get the recommended amount of physical activity each day, and it can be a lot of fun for you, your family, and community.
Exercising in water offers many physical and mental health benefits. It can reduce anxiety and depression, and ease pain caused by arthritis. It’s also a great activity for people of all ages. Parents of children with disabilities find that water-related activities improve family connections. Older adults also find that swimming helps with bone health.
Below are some tips to stay safe and healthy in the water this summer:
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Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/
Healthy Food Ideas: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/