I woke up this morning feeling stiff and achy, like my body could use a decent remedial massage. In an ideal world I’d get a remedial massage once a week for the ultimate chillax factor. However, being the frugal lass that I am I find that swimming achieves the same end result. Plus it has additional health benefits like building endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.
It’s been several months since I visited the pool for a swim. Being the heart of winter it can be difficult to convince yourself that it’s worth the effort. But today my body was like, “just do it, I really needs some respite from this whole gravity business.” .. and it worked …
I don’t know if it’s the exercise, regimented breathing or the chorine fumes but I always feel pleasantly spaced out after swimming laps. I came home ate dinner and then fell asleep on the coach.. the kind of sleep that feels deeply restorative.
I have a friend who swears by swimming and goes religiously every friday night. He says it’s the only way to “stay sane in an insane world”. This is a poster he has hanging on his kitchen wall.
Moral of the story! Go swimming. It’s only 6 bucks (or thereabouts) !!
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