Swimming is a very unique form of exercise because it is aquatic, and you really don’t feel like you are doing much. I must now jump on the opportunity be all annoying and rant a bit about the beauty of swimming.
You burn about 300 calories in one hour of swimming (breaststroke). Water has roughly 12 times more resistance on all sides than air does, therefore, your body has to work much harder to do EVERYTHING. Swimming is also easier on the joints (especially the legs) than running, and is much safer for people with asthma or other respiratory problems.
Here’s a link to some alternative exercises (meaning: not swimming laps) to do in a pool: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/lose-weight/total-body/pool-workout
My personal favorite part of swimming is that it let’s me be outside in the summer without sweating through my bra. If you sweat in a pool, you honestly can’t tell, and the water is much cooler than the hotter-than-hell air outside. It is the best form of relief for people who don’t enjoy sweating through their bras. (Still remember to stay hydrated.)
If you seriously need any more convincing, just remember that Benedict swims to prep for Sherlock.
I ate a very good diet, did a lot of swimming, a bit of running, some Bikram yoga and I learned a bit of the violin.
Conclusion: Swimming is sexy
Doing laps can be tedious and miserable. If you find yourself just floating around or getting bored, don’t be afraid to have some goofy time.
Pretend you’re a waterbender or that you need to save some tragically water-logged race with The Doctor. Pretend that Benedict is in the pool (man, that could sound a bit pervy), or you’re trying to elude Moriarty, ANYTHING. Don’t let yourself get bored or give up.
Invite some friends for a nerdy pool outing or swim alone. I also love having a projector setup for movie marathon/night swimming time. Whatever it takes to make sure you have a decent time.
being bored= bad
Breanna= really obsessed with BC