Swimming Is One of The Best Workouts You Can Get
by James Davis
Swimming builds muscle strength and also builds your physical stamina. Everyone is
aware that water has resistance and provides your body with support to make
exercise easier. This is very beneficial to elderly people as well as people who suffer
from muscular or joint ailments. Always check with your doctor before starting a new
exercise regime if you have any physical problems or not. Swimming can also produce
great results for your cardiovascular system.

Remember to always start out slow and build up as your body adjusts to the
demands of swimming. You can begin with a hand over hand swim and then work up
the breaststroke and more demanding forms of swimming. As mentioned before
telling your doctor about your new regime is a wise step to take. You may want to
consider getting into harder workouts over time such as water aerobics, which is
great for your arm and thigh muscles. It’s also good for increasing your heart rate.

Make a flexible schedule that you can live with easily. 30 minutes, when first
beginning, will insure that you get the maximum benefit of your workout. It is actually
better to swim in shorter blocks of time, according to medical studies and will help you
not to become bored with your routine.

An important thing to think is about your swimming technique, do you really know
how to swim properly? Take the time to learn. Learn correctly how to do the different
styles of swimming such as the breaststroke or backstroke. This will increase the
benefits of your swimming workout overall. Get into some kind of routine, flowing
from one style of swimming to another, make your workout as varied as you can to
keep your interest. Find what works for you and remember to include easy routines
as well as more difficult ones. Just keep swimming and don’t make any excuses and
find the times that are right for you.

If you can use them, in the pool that you have available, think about wearing flippers.
They provide extra resistance and naturally teach your body the correct way to swim
with your head lower in the water and your feet and legs higher. If your not doing it
correctly then you are wasting a lot of time and energy in the pool without getting all
the benefits you want. Another thing you need to be aware of is the importance of
wearing the correct swimwear, yes you actually have to get in a bathing suit. That’s
enough to put most people off but don’t let it discourage you, you are there to
exercise and one day soon you will look better and feel better about it as time goes

The point is to get out there and do it, even if you have never learned to swim, just
remember that it is the best exercise in the world for you and splashing around in the
water is always fun. Soon you will feel better and look better, take a friend along with
you and share in the fun.

About The Author

James Davis is a staff writer at and is an occasional
contributor to several other websites, including
Remember when you were
young and you couldn’t wait until
summer to go swimming and
play in the water? Hopefully you
learned how to swim when you
were a child but if you didn’t, it is
never too late to learn.
Swimming is not only the best,
proven exercise that you can do
but also the psychological
benefits of swimming can be
very fulfilling. Many medical
studies have proven this to be a
fact for your health and it is also
a lot of fun as well.
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