Summer time = swim time! Swimming is super good for you, and it is super fun to do! I knew swimming was great for your health, I just didn’t know HOW good! Here are 3 reasons why you should hop in the pool this summer, other than to show off your 5 star cannon ball!
1. Easier on your joints: Swimming is an awesome way to exercise and be easy on your joints. Workouts like running are super rough on your joints and can really damage them in the long run, so swimming is a great way to avoid that!
2. Increased muscle tone and strength: Have you ever seen a chubby dolphin or a chunky fish? I doubt it! That is because it takes a lot of energy and strength to move through water. Swimming or water activities is considered resistance training because you are pushing against the water and “resisting” it, and it is well known that resistance exercises are the best way to build muscle tone and strength
3. Full body workout: Unlike working out at the gym where you focus on one part of your body at a time, such as arms or legs, water exercise works all of your muscle groups at once. It also increases the movement and flexibility of your joints!
Now go hop in the pool and get your workout on!