A new year brings new goals, changes, and plenty of resolutions. Did you know that one of the number one resolutions involves fitness? Whether its weight loss, getting healthier, or improving ones stamina, it’s the top goal of many people each year.
Sadly, many people forget about their fitness goals after a few months; by early spring, the gyms clear out. Though exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your body, there are plenty of reasons why people skip it:
- Lack of time
- Limited energy
- Zero motivation
- Too overwhelmed
- Difficult to stick with
- Physical condition
- Slow (or no) results
The key to exercise is to find something you like to do. If you like to dance, take a dance class. If you like to play tennis, head to the court. Enjoy window shopping? Become a mall-walker. Once you find something that gets you moving and is enjoyable, you’ll find that many of the reasons above fall to the wayside.
One of the best exercises that you can do is swim. Most of us think of swimming as something that kids do for fun, but you would be surprised at the benefits that your body can reap by taking a dip in the pool.
- It works and tones your complete body all at once, from arms to legs. No need to work on abs or have leg-day, one swimming session covers it all. Mix it up, vary your strokes, and it keeps things lively.
- Swimming is easy on your joints. If you are just starting out, carry a lot of extra weight, are recovering from an injury, or have joint discomfort, this is the best way to get your work out without causing undue stress.
- The pool equipment in Shickshinny that you need is minimal. All you need to take a dive is a swimsuit, maybe a swim cap, possibly some goggles. No weights; no DVD’s, no treadmill. Visit your local pool (or better yet, your backyard pool) and you’re ready.
- You can burn about 500 calories during a one-hour swim session. And everyone knows how one-hour in the pool can fly by! What a great way to swim your calories away.
So what are you waiting for? Get into the pool and get in shape this year!