Too many things on your mind? Presents to wrap? Food to buy? Cookies to bake? Trees to decorate? Time is running out fast! And you feel it. The pressure is pushing down on you like an elephant dancing on your shoulders.
But there’s just no time to get to the gym. You know what – take time. But consider switching it up a bit today. Unplug your Stairmaster and delay your trek to the top of Mt. Nowhere. Instead, dive into a pool and feel how swimming reduces stress.
Swimming has long been touted for being one of the most exhilarating and beneficial exercises. All of that cool water rushing by, as you speed back and forth, bouncing from wall to wall, like you’re the shiny chrome orb bouncing around in a pinball game.
Besides its obvious cardiovascular and muscular benefits, water’s natural buoyancy helps reduce stress on joints and potential damage to your bones. And with water’s natural cooling properties, you’ll be reducing the possibility of overheating as your muscles heat up.
As an added benefit, you’ll be burning calories faster from all of that continuous rhythmic motion. People who integrate swimming into their exercise routine find that swimming helps them lose more weight than other physical activities.
So, no matter if you’re looking for a distraction to relieve a little holiday stress, a low-impact exercise to avoid injury or need to lose a little weight, dive in and splash your stress away today.