WHY IT’S WORTH AN HOUR IN A SPEEDO
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.