The past few weeks has brought heat & humidity so unbearable that many of us are going indoors to bask in the air conditioning, rather than spending the summer outside in the sun. The humidity is making outdoor workouts more strenuous and unpleasant resulting in overcrowded gyms. Clearly, people are focused on staying active, even if it means being inside in the cool air. While running, walking and weightlifting are all great workouts, swimming lets you enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather, soak up some vitamin B and get a great workout in at the same time.
5 reasons to start swimming regularly this summer:
Swimming is relaxing and a great way to spend leisure time with your friends and family. Throw a Frisbee around in the shallow ocean, take a swim with some friends or snorkel in the cool water as you look for the wonders hidden below the surface. You might even get the added benefit of coming home with a great tan! (Don’t forget to use your sunscreen!)
Remember to stay hydrated if you are out in the sun all day and if you have an injury that prevents you from doing your normal activities, swimming is a great exercise to keep you in shape. Because you are in the water the buoyancy unloads you from the force of gravity so it’s easy on your joints, muscles and bones. Don’t sweat it, take the plunge!