Swimming ‘A Top Exercise For 2017’ 19th January 2017
Swimming has long been a popular form of exercise, but it seems 2017 will be the year when more people return to the sport – and are doing more than just swimming a few lengths a leisurely pace.
The Irish News has named it as one of the top exercise trends for the coming 12 months, noting that the growth in wearable tech to monitor performance isn’t going to skip the swimming pool.
More people are likely to invest in waterproof watches so they can keep track of their lap times and break their swimming session down into a bit more of a workout than just concentrating on distance.
Doing sprints and drills, as well as having a planned warm-up regime, are likely to become ever more common.
Two-time Olympic silver medallist James Guy told the newspaper that there are a number of health benefits to swimming.
“Swimming dramatically improves cardiovascular fitness and increased overall endurance, but it also helps build muscle strength and definition,” he explained.
And if you’re lucky enough to have your own luxury indoor swimming pool, why not make it something of a haven where you can really throw yourself into your exercise by customising it with interesting ceramics and designs?
If that isn’t enough to convince you to take the plunge in 2017, the Mirror highlighted another reason why swimming is a good move. According to the newspaper, regular swimming is a great way to lower high blood pressure if you suffer from it.
The key, however, is to regularly exercise to help improve your circulatory system.