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The Lap Swimming – A lap pool is a swimming pool that is designed specifically for the purpose of swimming laps. It may also be called an exercise or personal pool, because it is usually intended for the use of one person who wants to use swimming to stay fit.
Most people already know that swimming is a great way to exercise. The most people would agree that it’s also fun. So, why don’t more people do it? Well, for starters, not everyone has the finances or the space to put a pool in their back yard. However with a lap pool, both space and money become less of an issue.
Getting started with walking – You do not have to do any special stretching, bouncing or other contortions to warm up for walking. Simply walk at a slowish pace for five to eight minutes to increase circulation and breathing. This also warms up the muscles that are going to be worked out and that could be damaged if you started exercising while they are cold.
After five to eight minutes, speed up to a pace you enjoy. Most walkers cruise comfortably at 5.6km (31/2 miles) an hour – the speed at which the body was designed to walk.You will even burn off fat if you keep on walking at that speed for 30 minutes every day.
If you have built up to a level of fitness where you want to go further then it is time to take more vigorous activity. Or, if you already enjoy aerobic exercises and can continue safely, carry on! The ideal is either five periods of moderate activity a week and/or three periods of vigorous activity. A combination of both types adds variety and interest to your activity regime.
Vigorous activity is aerobic activity which makes you feel out-of-breath and sweaty. Examples include: hill walking at a brisk pace, squash, football, tennis, aerobics, cycling, running, and occupations that involve frequent climbing, lifting or carrying heavy loads.