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]