Since we're on the subject, I thought I would share more benefits of swimming. Swimming involves the use of almost all the muscles required for movement, without the stresses of walking or running. Also, because water resistance is greater than air resistance, the muscles have to work harder. I found an interesting statistic from Dr Arleigh Reynolds, a Veterinary Surgeon and Canine Physiologist. According to studies, one minute of swimming is equivalent to about four minutes of running.
Summer is winding down...find a pool, lake, pond or river soon and get your exercise on!