Swimming is a great way to stay active and healthy. An all-round exercise, it can be particularly beneficial to older people, as water reduces the strain on body joints. The NHS advocates swimming as a way to “boost your mood and keep your weight under control.” It’s a great activity if you want to stay fit and positive.
A swim can help you focus
If you often struggle to concentrate, nothing sharpens your concentration more than a refreshing swim. Why not plan to swim at least once a week? Decide on a regular, convenient time and book this in your diary in advance.
Swimming regularly is the ideal way to give yourself some headspace. If you’ve had a busy week at home or at work, a quick swim will help reduce any stress.
Swimming can help you maintain your health
According to the NHS, “Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.” A 30-minute swim will count towards your weekly activity target and will help you maintain your health.
Swimming with a friend
You’re more likely to swim regularly if you go with a friend and this gives you the chance to spend some quality time together. If you book a regular weekly slot, you’re less likely to let each other down.
At Mytime Active, many of our swimming pools have fun inflatables for family sessions. Although you may not have the chance to swim far, this is a great way to encourage children to build their confidence in the water.
If you’re worried about your swimming ability, consider lessons. Our swimming lesson programme can help you build water confidence, which will also help you enjoy spending time with friends and family in the pool.
Get your focus back today with one of our great value Mytime Active memberships. You will have access to six gyms, six swimming pools and over 250 weekly group exercise classes, as well as a wide range of benefits.