WHY IT’S WORTH AN HOUR IN A SPEEDO

Sharp - - GUIDE: HEALTH -

It’s Ideal Car­dio

Even when swim­ming at only a mod­er­ate pace, hold­ing your breath un­der­wa­ter spikes your heart rate and boosts your lung ca­pac­ity.

You’ll No­tice the Tone Up

Swim­ming en­gages ev­ery­thing: your arms, legs, core, glutes, and back. Plus, the re­sis­tance pro­vided by wa­ter makes for bonus strength con­di­tion­ing.

No Aches and Pains

While high-im­pact run­ning can wreak havoc on knees be­cause of the pres­sure put on the body, swim­ming is easy on your joints, even at older ages.

Your Men­tal Health Will Thank You

The sooth­ing si­lence of wa­ter and the rhyth­mic breath­ing re­quired to main­tain your pace both help to lower stress and put you in a pos­i­tive headspace.

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