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Better Fitness with Summer Swimming

Along with all the other great summer activities, swimming is the best when it comes to workouts. This is one of the top workouts you can do that will benefit your body. The best part about swimming is how fun it can be. Think back to when you were a kid, and you couldn’t wait to go to the beach or the local water park. You could swim all day and didn’t think twice about it. The good news is that you can still do this no matter what age you are or your fitness ability. There are many benefits to swimming besides it being fun.

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Benefits of swimming:

  • Keeps your heart rate up while taking some impact stress off your body
  • Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Maintains healthy heart and lungs
  • Tones muscles
  • Builds strength
  • Provides an all-over body workout

Bonus benefits:

  • Swimming is a relaxing form of exercise
  • Decreases stress
  • Improves coordination
  • Improves balance
  • Improves posture
  • Improves flexibility
  • Helps with some injuries

Swimming has so many benefits and can help you lose weight and get a fun workout. This can be done in a pool, at the beach, or at a lake. Be sure to follow safety protocol when swimming and always have someone around in case you need help.

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Amanda Jordan
Author/Weight Loss Coach

About Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is a writer, specializing in fitness for women, especially those just beginning their fitness journey. She combines life as a freelance writer with teaching effective meal planning and targeted exercise routines. Amanda has firsthand knowledge of what life is like being overweight and unhealthy. Through many means, she has personally lost over 80 pounds and become a healthy woman.

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