An Effective Workout: Swimming.

Everyone likes a bargain, and lap swimming is a good deal when it comes to exercise. Swimming is a remarkably effective workout because it combines three important types of exercise in one: aerobics, stretching, and strengthening. “Simply keeping yourself afloat activates the core muscles in your back and abdomen. And you have to move all of your muscles to swim."

Lap swimming also

improves endurance and cardiovascular health

helps lower blood pressure

increases flexibility

helps you control your weight

boosts your balance

reduces fall risk

helps sharpen thinking

helps reduce stress.

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Simplify your workout with lap swimming - Harvard Health

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