Fitness

All The Fitness Benefits Of Swimming

Adult swim is cool again.

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“Swimming is as much about what’s happening inside as what we are seeing on the outside,” says Earl Walton, the global director of training and coaching at triathlon company IRONMAN. The mental focus you need to keep yourself afloat is a lot like getting yourself through life.

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No Impact Exercise

Running is awesome, but it can be harsh on your knees and feet. But water helps you rehab injuries and take it easy on your joints. “With swimming, there is no pounding on the knees and hips, allowing you to go harder more often,” Walton says.