Whether it’s in a pool or at the beach, swimming is perhaps the best all round exercise, and it is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. There are so many benefits of swimming; it will leave you looking and feeling great. And, of course, you will need those all-important swimming accessories, as well as some of those not so essential, but ever so desirable accessories.
What are the benefits of swimming?
Swimming is perhaps the ultimate exercise. It is versatile, affordable, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and great for your health and your figure. One of the benefits of swimming can be that it helps relax and distress you; so it can also help improve your mental wellbeing.
Swimming can improve muscle tone and strength, as well as flexibility. So, if you want to tone up and improve muscle quality, but have limited time, swimming would be a great option. It is a lovely low impact choice of exercise and fitness for people suffering joint and muscular problems too.
Aerobic fitness can be vastly increased through swimming, just 30 minutes a day can help strengthen your heart and aerobic fitness, as well as reduce your risk of heart disease. Most people will have learnt to swim as a child, and if not it is never too late to learn. There will no doubt be a pool or beach local, and these will be free or very affordable to access. Swimming is something that can be great for the whole family too, so no need to find a babysitter.
Swimming is a great tool to help weight loss; you could burn an average of 50-100 calories per 15 minutes, but this depends on the stroke you swim and how energetically you enter into it. But certainly not something that should be sniffed at.
What swimming accessories do you need ?
Swimming accessories fall into two distinct categories, ones you need and ones you desire. The accessories you may need will include swim goggles, swimming hats, floats, armbands and float suits fro babies. Obviously, you will definitely need a swimsuit or bikini. These can all be obtained at an affordable price, and some are optional. However, when it comes to these essentials, you may desire to have trendy and stylish choices.
Desirable accessories include things like a designer swimsuit or bikini, and this season certainly has some gorgeous choices to offer, so you can look as good as you will feel. Even some of the other accessories you may need can be made to suit your style; trendy swimming hats and goggles can compliment designer swimwear.
Truly desirable swimming accessories would be things such as stylish flip-flops, sarongs, co-coordinating nail polish and swimming bags. These items would complete your look, and help add confidence and glamour. This would be particularly important and noticeable if you were planning on beach or outdoor swimming. As would sunscreen, which is an essential accessory when outdoors in the sunshine.