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- Website: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Resource type: Article
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Water-based exercise can help lower your risk of chronic disease, and improve management of conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. Water-based exercise can also decrease anxiety and improve depression and mood.
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aqua, aerobics, pool, dive, resistance, strength, muscle, physical activity, exercise
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Rated on: 1/31/2017 11:08:00 AM
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