swimming

  • Swim to Slim

    Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool to torch calories this summer!

    Although it may not be as easy as lacing up your running shoes for a quick jog, the

    payoff is totally worth the extra effort. There is hardly another workout that burns as many calories, firms the entire body, and provides the low-impact exercise that swimming offers.

  • Pool Precautions

    Parents wishing to swim with their new baby may need to take a deep breath before plunging into the kiddie pool. Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health reveal that babies who participate in infant swimming lessons are more likely to suffer from asthma and other lung-related ailments later in life.

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Pre-Swim Stretches, Post-Swim Ease

    Before jumping in the pool, warm up to prevent cramps and reduce your likelihood of injury. “Stretching heightens joint mobility,” says Dave Scott, six-time Ironman winner and fitness consultant. When you stretch, the muscle fibers lengthen, allowing for more contraction force (also known as power in the water).

    By Elizabeth Marglin