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Swim your butt off

by Rozalynn S. Frazier
From Health magazine

Slip into your swimsuit and treat your body to one of the best all-over toners. Not only will swimming keep you cool during those dog days, but it also torches major calories (more than 600 an hour).

Want to get serious about your strokes? Follow these pointers from Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard—and get more benefit out of your pool time.

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