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Woman doing leg exercise using a noodle
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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, and 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. Consider checking out aquatic exercise classes offered at a local fitness center or a local swimming pool. Jump in. The water's fine!

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