I love swimming. I never thought I would. I loved it as a kid but as an adult --I felt clumsy and it seemed inconvenient. However, 18 months ago, I challenged myself to swim because I was trying to mix up my cardio. Holy cow! In a very short time, I was hooked! It's fun, it's efficient, it's cheap, it's cool.
Now I am on a mission to recruit more swimmers! Hence, my top 10 reasons to try swimming for your exercise.
Showering is less trouble because you're already wet and have to dry off anyway
You get to wear goggles
With your head underwater, you can't hear the kids yelling (yours or anyone else's!)
You have lots of meditative time to compose your next blog post
You get over your issues about people knowing what your body looks like (face it -- they know anyway and, what's more, they DON'T CARE!)
NUMBER 5: It's cardio and strength training in one. AND it works your core.
It's the one sport where having some body fat is an advantage (think buoyancy!)
You don't sweat
It lowers your core temperature and the effect lasts a couple of hours (helpful if you live in the sunbelt like I do!)
And the NUMBER 1 reason:
It burns a lot of calories/minute compared to other kinds of cardio!
Can't wait to hear how much you enjoy it!
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