The Joy of Swimming July 18, 2016 16:40
It's pretty hot this time of the year here in South Florida. Today, I headed out to the Swimming Hall of Fame Pool for my workout. With my SPF30 All Natural Sunblock in hand, I happily made my way to my mind altering experience- swimming. Did you know that twenty minutes a day of vigorous movement can alleviate depression? Studies show exercise can alleviate depression due to an increase in our brain and it's ability to pump out the needed chemicals that are responsible for well-being and happiness.
I switched from running to swimming a few months ago, but I had no idea how much I'd enjoy swimming laps for my workout. Really, I had no idea I'd fall so in love with it. Running on the concrete and beating up my joints wasn't making me or my joints feel so young. A Physical Therapist had previously warned me after learning I run 5 miles 3 times a week, that if I wanted to "prematurely age my joints to go ahead and continue running on concrete." I ignored her warning for a long time until I started feeling significant pain in my ankles and hips for days after my workouts. So, I made the switch to swimming and haven't looked back since. I shot the picture above right before my swim today! It was beautiful, sunny, and gorgeous, like everything here in Florida!
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