Why You Should Buy a Suit and Go Swimming
By Genevieve Cunningham
When's the last time you went for a good swim? When we're young, swimming is the ultimate summer fun. We're always looking for a place to make a splash. As we get older, we tend to spend a lot less time searching for a pool. But should we give up this fun activity so easily? Or does it actually have some value? If you're looking for a great way to work out this summer, take a look at these reasons why swimming may be the best choice.
Because You'll Build Mad Endurance
Swimming is hard. Even if you know how, the actual act of swimming is completely exhausting. And because of the rhythmic breathing that it requires, it's extremely exhausting for the lungs. But this means that you'll be able to build serious endurance over time. Just stick with it! If you give up too soon, you'll experience the fatigue without the benefits that can come with it.
Because of That Weightless Feeling
Water allows us to feel weightless. It takes the strain and stress off of the body, which can be good for anyone experiencing pain. Since working out can certainly make us sore, this weightless sensation can be a wonderful benefit. If you like the relaxation aspect that comes after a workout, hop in the pool and enjoy.
Because It Feels Good
Yes, you might be sore when you get out of the pool. You might have that heavy feeling in your arms and legs. But overall, swimming feels good. Even though it completely exhausts you, it's a good exhaustion that helps us sleep and encourages our muscles. And the next time you slip in the pool, the water will help you work out that soreness. When it comes to exercise, you deserve to do something fun and that feels good. If this is part of your goal, swimming is a great choice.
Swimming is a great way to exercise. It's fun, it's challenging, and it feels good. What else could you ask for in a workout? Find a pool that you can use this summer, and make yourself a plan. It won't take long before swimming will whip you into shape and help you feel those summer vibes for a happier and more productive season ahead.
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