Autumn is Swimming Season

Oct 6, 2017

It happens to the best of us. Actually it happens to every single one of us. You just don’t feel like going for a walk or taking a spin class. When you start to lose your workout mojo, it can be helpful to take a look at what inspires you and how to generate motivation. First, notice if your routine has become stale.With autumn officially here, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your routines. Is it time to make a change? While it may seem counter intuitive, this cooler season may be an opportunity to start swimming indoors. If you’ve never learned how to swim, it could be time to take a few lesions. Your local YMCA often has Red Cross certified instructors on hand.

Swimming has myriad benefits.

  • It’s low impact, so it’s easy on your joints and suitable for those with arthritis.
  • Boosts endurance, which you can notice after just a few weeks of swimming.
  • Builds muscle mass, important for women in their 40s and older who tend to start losing muscle mass with age.
  • Swimming can burn 500 or more calories per hour.

Rejuvenate your workout through swimming.

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To begin, do a few stretches either in or out of the pool. Either using a kickboard or not, start to do laps for ten minutes or until you get tired. Take a breather and try another ten minute swim. If you don’t swim or don’t want to learn, you may check out an aqua jogger. It’s a flotation device hat wraps around your waist. Even just taking a jog in the water can boost your endurance and bring you the benefits of swimming.[/caption]

Come on in, the water's fine!

We are also here to help! If you’re ready for support or want more information on swimming, drop us an email or give us a call at 877-293-9355 ext. 0!

– Kelley Colihan Robertson, E-RYT

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