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Swimming has become a significant part of my routine since 2022, and looking back, I wish I had embraced this activity much earlier.

Why Choose Swimming?

Swimming stands out as an exceptional form of exercise, offering a plethora of advantages when compared to various other workout options. Firstly, swimming is a low-impact activity, placing minimal stress on the joints. This makes it an ideal choice for individuals dealing with injuries or conditions that affect their mobility.

Moreover, swimming engages all the major muscle groups in the body, delivering a comprehensive workout that enhances strength, flexibility, and endurance. As a highly effective cardiovascular exercise, swimming contributes to improved heart health, increased lung capacity, and reduced blood pressure.

One remarkable aspect of swimming is its adaptability. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned athlete, swimming can be tailored to suit individuals of all fitness levels. In summary, the multifaceted benefits of swimming make it an exceptional choice for anyone seeking to enhance their physical health and overall well-being.

Swimming vs other exercises

1. Individual Sport: Swimming is a solitary endeavor, offering a unique opportunity for self-reflection and focus.

2. Naturally Meditative: While swimming, distractions are minimal. This naturally meditative aspect allows you to connect with your thoughts and find mental clarity.

3. Consistency: Swimming can be incorporated into your daily routine, providing a reliable option for regular exercise.

4. Achieving Flow State: Many swimmers experience the "flow state," a mental state of complete absorption in the activity. Achieving this state of mindfulness in swimming often comes effortlessly.

Swimming Stats

To track my progress and maintain motivation, I try to record my exercise statistics (including swimming) in a Google Sheet. This allows me to monitor my performance and set new goals, ensuring that I continue to derive maximum benefits from this fulfilling exercise.

Gaurav Parashar - Daily Swimming Stats

At Chen Sea Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam - December 2022

Swimming at Chen Sea Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam in 2022