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.

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  • 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.

 

 

 

Come on in, the water’s fine!


 

We are also here to help! If you’re ready for support or want more information on swimming, drop us an  or give us a call at 877-293-9355 ext. 0!

 

– Kelley Colihan Robertson, E-RYT

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