A long dip in the cold fresh water – the statement itself refreshes you. Well don’t limit yourself to words, engage in the act – yes you have guessed it right, we are talking about Swimming. Swimming is an activity that is enjoyed by the masses, equally by people of different ages. A sport, a fun activity, a leisurely act – swimming is quite a multi faceted and beneficial affair.
The dictionary defines swimming as – “the sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs”. Though the definition stands 100% true and factually correct, it is tickling to realise how limiting the definition is. Swimming is an exhilarating activity with a plethora of benefits. Also, it holds the ability to fulfill a wide range of utilities which only a few other sports are able to do!
So are you ready to get wet ?? Because FITPASS is going to get you started with a big splash.
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Swimming is an exercise that results in the movement of your entire body and helps burn a large amount of calories. It is also a globally recognised sport and has managed to put several people on the high mantle such as Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Katie Ledecky, Sajan Praksash and many more. In a country like India where the mercury can touch highs of 50°C and the temperature remains on the hotter side majority of the year, spending time at the swimming pool is a widely enjoyed and sought after activity.
Swimming though appearing to be a casual and leisurely sport can turn to be treacherous and life threatening, if not done the right way. Every year thousands of people die in the swimming pool due to lack of supervision and loose enforcement of safety norms by the pool owners and management. Don’t get all worked up though, FITPASS got you covered. FITPASS gives you access to over 5,500+ fitness centers across the country which include several popular swimming pool chains and other credible swimming classes near you. FITPASS performs a strict quality check with all its partners to make sure that all regulatory norms are followed and seriously discourages the ignorance of safety norms and measures.The partners’ platform memberships are renewed on a monthly basis based on customer feedback and personal visits by in house expert teams.
It is possible that you are already engaged in swimming, but there is always more to know and explore. Read on to find out 3 brilliant aspects of swimming and how FITPASS can make your existing swimming experience all the more wholesome and productive –
Great form of Exercise
Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. It engages the muscles of your entire body and helps stretch your arms, torso, legs and feet. Engaging in swimming as a form of exercise is highly encouraged as, swimming like cycling is more of a joyous form of exercise, contrary to the monotonous lifting weights and working out at the gym. When you find fun in what you do, even a single day doesn’t feel tiring and you remain motivated and gearing to go at all times. Interestingly, swimming increases your heart rate without stressing the body and being weather friendly keeps all the fuss of sweat and body odour away.
Aids in Weight Loss
Swimming is a great aerobic exercise that’s also good for toning and weight loss. By performing various kinds of swimming strokes such as backstroke, butterfly, Pikes, Flutter kick, etc you can accelerate the weight loss process and achieve results in a speedy manner. An hour of swimming daily can help burn calories of upto 1200 Kcal per week and greatly boost your internal metabolism.
The belief that only athletes and swimmers preparing to compete in events need to have discipline is a myth. Discipline is essential for everyone. Whether you are a housewife or a school student. By engrossing yourself in swimming, you will inculcate discipline in your life in the long run. When you go out there to swim everyday, swimming will become a fundamental part of your life. You will hop out of bed when the alarm goes off, even on cold, dark mornings, because you have learned how important it is to be serious and consistent about training. Prioritising and making time for the things you are passionate about and want to succeed at, are critical lessons that swimming can teach you, which will improve your life immensely.
FITPASS is your trusted and reliable fittness buddy. Other than connecting you with credible swimming classes around you, FITPASS with its two flagship programmes – FITCOACH and FITFEAST enables and motivates you to achieve your weight loss and muscle gain goals in a calm and consistent manner.
So, time to dive in the pool, and get all wet and soaked. ??