Last summer I decided to start working on a long held personal goal to get my diving certification. Well, I held myself to the standard of learning all four swim strokes first and getting REALLY comfortable in deep water. So I signed up for swim lessons at the ripe old age of forty-something!
Can I just say how much I LOVE swimming?
Here are the top 5 benefits that I’ve discovered so far:
- Swimming reduces stress.
- Swimming strengthens coordination.
- Swimming is a workout for both heart and lungs, ultimately improving lung capacity.
- Swimming is easy on the joints which is important as our bodies age.
- Swimming is an excellent exercise for burning calories, toning those stubborn areas in the midsection and for building muscle all around.
Here’s a GREAT READ on how many more benefits there are to this timeless exercise and tips at the end for getting the most out of your swimming workout.