A Lap A Day Keeps The Dr. Away
No we’re not all Michael Phelps and are not decorated with more gold than Egyptian Pharoahs, but we can still reap the same health benefits that swimming has to offer. Let’s first dive into the advantages swimming has on our bodies physically. Swimming is low impact training that is one of the few exercises that can provide a total body workout. Swimming can also offer excellent benefits when implemented into a rehab regiment whether it is a swimming stroke or a pool exercise equipment…the sky is the limit with these as development has recently led to underwater treadmills for those that desire the best in aquatic fitness. Yes swimming will burn calories not at the disposal of your joints and ligaments but let’s explore the mental benefits of swimming. Aerobic exercise has been proven to combat stress; but swimming is unique in the fact that by immersing our bodies in water we are increasing the blood flow to our brain nourishing our brains arteries and improving health and cognitive function. Why not kill 2 birds with one stone and cool off while you workout, I encourage you to incorporate a swim into your next workout.