Today is “Swim A Lap Day”
Dive into the pool for a game of Marco Polo or to cool down from the hot summer heat. The calming feeling of being submerged in water and the fun of frolicking in the pool makes you feel 10 years old again.
Swimming for exercise is a great way to stay healthy and for an array of other health benefits. Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart.
From recreational swimmers to elite swimmers find your favorite lake, pool, ocean or river. Swim a lap or take it further by swimming for a mile or an hour or 30 minutes, your heart will thank you.