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More Than Fun BY JILL SHERMAN HEALTH Water Exercise Helps Participants to Get In Shape, Be Healthy. We often hear about the benefits that come from doing exercise. Depending upon the type of exercise you do, you can be heart-healthy, lose weight, oxygenate your blood, improve flexibility and balance, stave off a multitude of illnesses, build bone and muscle, and firm up. You exert a lot of effort, but instead of feeling tired, you end up feeling great. “It’s fun. It’s exercise,” Byron Bond said. “I feel better. I’m building some strength.” Because he does an outdoor water workout, Bond, a 90-year-old resident of the Village of Calumet Grove, is getting an added benefit. MAY 2012 Vitamin D that comes from the sun’s rays does the body a world of good. According to the National Vitamin D Council, vitamin D is necessary for the absorption of calcium. Getting enough vitamin D — and it does not take long to get it from the sun — means a lowered risk of cancers, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. With the presence of sports pools and the variety of exercise programs they offer, it is time for all Villagers to get into the water. Nancy Weiler, who leads the deep water exercise session in which Bond participates, noted a fact that might be motivational in adopting a water exercise regimen.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - May 2012

The Villages - May 2012
Couples Who Play Together
Memorial Day in The Villages
Cars and Culture
Mother’s Day Memories
Around The Villages
The First Villages Golf Star
Sports and Recreation
Easter Memories
Business Briefs
Shopping & Dining Guide
Major Events

The Villages - May 2012