Swimming for weight loss - how to include it into your exercise plan
Ok, so you're on board with the idea of swimming. But how do you keep it interesting?
Swimming up and down, up and down is really boring, isn't it?
Well, it doesn't have to be.
Swimming laps can be very therapeutic.
You don't really have to think about anything else. You can let your mind wander, focus on your breathing, or bring your attention to the feel of the water around you.
Whatever feels right at the time.
You'd be surprised how creative you can get when you just let your mind wander.
So, if you're struggling with a problem that you just can't find the solution to, go for a swim. Don't think about anything in particular and see what comes to you.
But anyway, I digress.
Swimming doesn't have to be about just getting in the laps.
For a start, it doesn't have to be in a pool.
A bit of sea swimming? That would keep it interesting.
If that's not for you, you can mix up your swimming programme by:
Isolating your arms or your legs
Trying to walk, or even run.
You can just get in the pool and mess around. Like you do when you're on your summer holiday.
Summersaults, handstands, being thrown about, jumping in, diving, lylo races, pool volleyball.
Exercise doesn't have to be all serious all of the time.
Have fun. Crack a smile. Don't take life too seriously.