Cardiovascular exercise is the one of the best ways to stay and shape and is often a lot easier to do then resistance training because you don’t even need a gym most of the time. The most obvious exercises are walking and running, but swimming is another easy alternative to that. Swimming is a good form of cardio because it has the same great benefits as running without the impact on joints that may cause pain for some people.
Because swimming is easy on the bones it is an ideal form of exercise for senior citizens, pregnant women, and injured people. Most cities have programs for these groups of people that usually will cost less than going to a gym and these programs may assist you in making the best of your time and money. The great thing about swimming is that it works out every major group of muscles. Each swimming stroke works out a different muscle group, and incorporating them in your routine each time will help burn calories as well as tone your upper and lower body. Swimmers typically share a similar body image as runners with slim and toned bodies, so, with the right routine and diet you can make your body look very good. If swimming on your own doesn’t suit your style you can try doing competitive lap swimming or join a water polo or water volleyball team which most cities will have leagues.