Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just keep swimming

We always talk about relaxation and rejuvenation techniques, ways to release all the tension that collects over the day or week. And we always talk about exercises that can keep us active in spite of the desk jobs we have. I don’t know why we don’t talk about the one thing that is a combination of both. Swimming, the one form of exercise that has a double function of relaxation.

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. It is less stressful on the limbs and joints, because the density of the human body is similar to that of water. Although it tires you out more than any other form of exercise, it is not strenuous and can be enjoyed. It reduces the effects of stress, and even improves posture.

The reasons for choosing swimming as a daily form of exercise vary from person to person. It could be that a group of friends have fun in the pool together. It could be the knowledge of the benefits of swimming on the lungs and heart. It could be because other forms of exercise are boring. Whatever the reason, swimming is widely chosen as a preferred form of exercise.


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