Water Walking for Weight Loss

Water Walking for Weight LossWhen it comes to burning calories, the ladies in the shallow end of the pool may be on to something.

According to a new study at the University of Utah, walking in water is just as effective for weight loss as strolling on land.

Women who hoofed it on dry ground or in waist-high H2O for 40 minutes, four times a week, lost an average of 13 pounds and nearly 4 percent body fat in three months.

You can’t walk as fast in the pool, but the extra resistance forces your body to work harder, which ticks off the calories. Jump in to change up your routine or if you have an injury that makes weight-bearing exercise like walking or running painful.

No matter what your impetus is, don’t let water-workout naysayers put a damper on your exercise plans. They’re all wet. [source: Shape]

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