It’s been hot and sunny in Hawaii. The sky is a bright blue with a few scattered white fluffy clouds. If you’re well suited and ready to exercise a few laps in the swimming pool can be a fun way to get your workout in.
If you have diabetes, be sure you check your blood sugar before getting in the pool. Also, you should have juice and some form of glucose nearby. In addition, carry water so you stay hydrated and a few healthy snacks to eat after your swim.
There are lots of health benefits to swimming. It’s not only fun but you can get a workout in while not putting any stress on your joints. Need a break from running? Swimming is a perfect alternative. Plus, if you prefer to stay away from the sharks I recommend the swimming pool. To this day, I have never seen a shark in any of the pools I have swum in. If you ever see a shark in a pool, call the shark buster…do not call me. After all, I did see the movie “Jaws” and, after that I have been on shark alert. If you do decide to head out to the ocean please be safe.
Swimming laps in a pool is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise since it is a no-impact but still works the muscles and burns calories. In addition, it is a great alternative to walking or running when your feet need a break. People with diabetes need to make sure they have good circulation and swimming moves the muscles which therefore, reduces acid buildup in the body. When you have poor circulation acid buildup will cause pain in your body and you will feel extremely tired. Also, any wounds will not heal properly. You should always consult with your doctor if you have any cuts, blisters, or wounds that are not healing quickly. If you have not been exercising in awhile, consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
Well, it’s a beautiful day in paradise…I’m well suited and ready to swim a few laps in the pool. Have fun in the sun and stay cool!