I kicked it off appropriately with an hour in the pool today and it felt GOOD.
20 laps back and forth in a full length pool doing the breast stroke.
I love swimming now that I know how to do a couple real swim strokes (thanks to my husband for teaching me). I mean, what's not to love about swimming?
- It's pretty much the only type of physical activity that anyone can do
- It's a very effective form of exercise working your entire body.
- It's good for cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, stamina, and flexibility.
- While swimming, we actually end up working harder than we think because our body tends to maintain a lower heart rate while it's horizontal. So, if you check your heart rate after swimming a couple laps and it's around 120bpm, chances are that it's closer to actually 145-150bpm if you were standing erect.
- It's soothing
- It enhances mental focus
- It's just FUN