Cardiovascular Endurance and Swimming

Cardiovascular Endurance and Swimming

If you wish to exercise but are not truly fond of land-based exercise per se, why not try swimming as an alternative. Your body becomes buoyant under and above water which is why exercising in a pool is really ideal particularly for those intending to begin a work-out routine.

Swimming is a kind of exercise that is good for cardiovascular endurance. It increases the heart rate and blood circulation. {As the muscles in your body begin working out they need more and more oxygen which requires a faster heart rate for the additional oxygen to be delivered to the muscles.} If you want to do something different then water jogging could be your thing. Water jogging not only enhances your cardiovascular health but it also helps strengthen your leg muscles.

The first thing on the agenda is to get used to water jogging. It is best if you stay at the shallow part of the pool for starters. Stand straight in the pool and check if the water reaches your waist or, if you prefer, your chest. Begin running in place with your knees slightly bent during the process. Try to obtain additional support by holding onto the ledge of the pool. Continue jogging in place for a minimum of 5 minutes at first because water resistance can easily tire you out in comparison with land-based jogging.

As you become more at ease with water jogging, you now have the option to increase the length of time that you jog or you can go to a slightly deeper portion of the pool and begin your jogging routine there (even if your feet does not touch the ground). You can also buy or borrow water weights for that added work-out in the pool.

Don’t own a pool? No problem, look for a public pool that is in or near your location. There will surely be one near you that you can frequently go to. After you’ve found a swimming pool near you the next question you need to answer is when is the best time to go there? The best time is always mid-day. Not only will the number of swimmers be less during mid-day but you will also be assured that the pool has already been treated with the necessary pool & spa chemicals.

Using swimming pool and spa chemicals to decontaminate and clean public swimming pools is actually a necessity because of the high number of people using it throughout the day. It is highly advisable that the swimming pool be treated with pool chemicals early in the day, preferably way ahead of the pool’s opening time, so that the appropriate amount of time has elapsed before people are allowed to safely use the pool.