Slide show: Aquatic exercises
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To strengthen your leg muscles, tie a water noodle into a knot around your foot or water shoe. Stand with your back to the side of the pool in waist-high water, placing your arms on the edge of the pool for stability. Straighten your leg in front of you, then flex your knee to about a 90-degree position. Return to the starting position and repeat 12 to 15 times or until you're fatigued. Tie the water noodle into a knot around your other foot or water shoe and repeat with the other leg.

Aquatic exercise can be fun at any age, size or fitness level — whether you try it on your own or sign up for a class. Jump in. The water's fine!

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