Swimming Exercise Can Improve Your Life
As we all know the pandemic has hit us in ways that make us crave the structure, familiarity, and dare I even say it normalcy that we would have paid to get away from months ago? The current state of affairs aside it is important to develop, establish, and maintain a routine for many reasons.
Benefits of swimming exercise
It is a good idea for managing stress to exercise, and for those of you who are allergic to running (like myself) swimming exercise is a great alternative for cardiovascular exercise.
In this post we will take a glance at how the intrinsic benefits of swimming benefit you in multiple ways.
It Clears the Mind
As the saying goes, “Pacing does the mind good as it works out the problems of tomorrow” – this can also be said for swimming.
When I jump into the water it is just myself against the effort I produce (unless of course you are swimming competitively) so therefore it is often where I do my best thinking beneath the surface of the water.
This allows me to gain the much needed clarity to ensure I make sound decisions, and that I am working out my problems by not just worrying about things.
Physically being active when trying to think through a problem is proven to be a great way to not only work out your problem, but to get moving and burn some calories at the same time.
It Does the Body Good
Swimming provides a total body workout similar to running or jogging because it engages your entire body while working out.
The legs, arms, and core are all engaged during the process of swimming whether you’re an amateur doing some water aerobics, or you are working on perfecting a stroke. There are few exercises which also will work to expand your lung capacity and endurance like swimming.
Many athletes attribute training in the water to giving them their top physical form, and also helping them recover from major injuries. Exercise in the water provides a weightlessness not able to be experienced in other forms of training.
It Engages the Spirit
Think of yourself as a perfect triangle, all sides’ equal length and every angle measured to 90 degrees. In order for you to get there you must engage the mind, the body, and the spirit. Swimming as an exercise is a contagious habit that most become extremely passionate about once they take the literal and figurative plunge.
It’s a good idea to keep up swimming as an exercise because it gives you perspective in how to approach your day and prioritize yourself when you decide to take some time to exercise.
Swimming is a great exercise for a multitude of reasons, and it cannot be understated that getting into a routine of exercising consistently will pay off in the long run for not only the reasons stated above, but also because you should want better for yourself.
It’s okay to take some time out of your busy day to be a little selfish, those around you will thank you in the long run for doing so.
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