Most of us are able to at least stay afloat when we’re in water. A lot of us have the ability to swim for long distances, maybe not competitively but enough to get some exercise. There are several benefits to swimming that most people don’t think about when they get into a pool. All most of us think about is how good it feels to be out of the hot air and into the cool water.
Let’s face it, swimming is just fun. It never feels like you are getting exercise. You get to have some time to yourself. You have the ability to think without any interruptions. Sometimes, when you are thinking while swimming, you stop thinking about swimming altogether. Your body just takes over, and before you know it, you’ve been swimming for an hour.
This is an obvious one but there are a lot of people out there that don’t consider swimming exercise (see above). In reality, swimming is probably one of the best things you can do for your body. It is the only all-in-one exercise that you can do. It works most of the muscles in your body at one time. Plus, the resistance of the water improves the endurance of your muscles as well at lengthens and strengthens them when the strokes are done correctly. To get the same workout as swimming, you would have to run, row, weight lift and do pilates. Who wants to do all of that?
When you have a small pool and unable to actually swim, invest in a HomeSwimmer, the at-home resistance swimming system so that you can get the exercise that your body needs but the fun your mind wants.