23/08/2012 16:26
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If the success of the British female rowing team at Eton Dorney inspired you this summer, why not take to the water yourself? You don't need to be an athlete to take part and rowing can be a very social sport, as well as a great way to get fit.

Working the leg, stomach, upper back and arm muscles, rowing burns 400-1,000 calories per hour depending on your speed - more than cycling, running or swimming - and because it's low impact, can be taken up at any age.

Find out more: Most rowing clubs offer open days and taster sessions. Visit www.explorerowing.org or www.britishrowing.org/taking-part to find one near you.

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