Exercising Tips

Drink Water

Your body is estimated to be about 60 - 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water; your muscles, lungs and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate its body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste and protects your joints and organs. A good way to start getting fit is replacing soda with water for one meal a day and then increasing water consumption from there.


Stretching and warming up before and after any exercise is also a great idea. It can help prevent injury. Stretching alone helps improve circulation and maintains healthy joints and flexibility. Try to stretch all the time - in the morning, at work, and before and after exercising.


Swimming is a great exercise that can work out your whole body, especially your heart and lungs. It’s also great for people with joint problems, as the water helps suspend body weight; therefore, you keep pressure off of your joints. During hot summer months, a dip in the pool is a good way to cool down, spend time with friends and family, have fun and burn some calories!

Check out The City of Fontana's Aquatic program at Fontana Aquatics Programs.
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Walking is very effective and is one of the easiest, cheapest, and safest exercises you can do. If you have not been active for over a year or more, walking is a great way to start.

Begin with just a 20-minute walk, three times a week. Take a friend or one of the kids along to make it fun and easy. You will know when your body is ready to increase the distance and time.

Join our Steps along the Way Walking Club Monday through Thursday for some added fun to your walking schedule.