If you're looking for a break from high-impact exercise like running and plyometrics, add a day or two of swimming laps to your fitness routine. Whether you’re cross-training, training for a triathlon or looking for an exercise that’s easy on the joints, a pool workout may be just what you need.
Cardio: Swimming requires deep breathing, which improves circulation and helps you to develop your aerobic base. You’ll notice your heart rate increase from the rhythmic breathing and range of motion. Deep breathing also promotes healthy blood pressure levels.