Summer in Colorado is the perfect time to get into a new outdoor sport, and a swimming is a great way to get outside and get exercise! Swimming is not only a way to get some cardio in, it’s also a great opportunity to socialize and provides a more gentle form of exercise for those who may have recently undergone surgery or have joints that can’t withstand workouts on land. Since your body is 90% buoyant in water, it provides resistance without being too demanding on the body. It’s a win-win!
Benefits of swimming:
- Improves flexibility and strength
- Improves cardiovascular function
- Improves circulation
- Releases stress and tension
- Renews energy
- Improves ability to control and maintain healthy weight
There are also many different ways to exercise in water! Below are just a few of the many ways to workout in water.
Types of aquatic exercise:
- Water aerobics
- Water walking
- Water yoga and relaxation
- Lap swimming
If you’re not sure about swimming outside, many rec centers offer water aerobic classes throughout the week and have designated lap swim times, so check your closest rec center and give swimming a try today!
For more detailed information on the benefits of swimming, click here.