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Swimming And Walking: Why They’re Not So Different From Each Other

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We all know how swimming can be, especially when it comes to our physical health, as it helps us relieve all those heat and tensions in our bodies just by doing a few strokes under the water. We also know how swimming can be, even when it comes to our mental fitness, as it helps us release all those pressure and strains in our minds just by doing a few glides above the water.

We also know how walking can be, even when it comes to our physical health, as it helps us eject all those heat and tensions in our bodies just by taking a few steps outside the house. We even know how walking can be, especially when it comes to our mental fitness, as it helps us emit all those pressure and strains in our minds just by doing a few strides outside the neighborhood.

But do you know why swimming and walking are not so different from each other – even with a Pool Parrot equipment by your side?

You see and just like swimming, walking is meant for one to strengthen his body inside and out like no other with its anti-inflammatory benefits that get activated whenever a person is on the move. You also see and just like swimming, walking is meant for one to strengthen his mind inside and out like never before with its antioxidant benefits that get activated whenever a person is in the act.

You also see and just like walking, swimming is meant for one to flex his body inside and out like never before with its antioxidant benefits that get activated whenever a person is in the act. You even see and just like walking, swimming is meant for one to flex his mind inside and out like no other with its anti-inflammatory benefits that get activated whenever a person is on the move.

Because that’s what swimming is for. For one to have a healthier body and fitter mind just by doing a few moves be it under the water or over the water. Because that’s what walking is also for. For one to have a healthier mind and fitter body just by taking a few acts be it outside the house or outside the neighborhood.

How about you?

How do you feel and think about swimming? How do you think and feel about walking? How do you think about both being not so different from each other?

Share them with us below!

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If You Want to Be Happy, Take a Walk

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Walking has not been part of my regular routine in the past. I took the occasional walks when I had the time. But given what seems like an always busy schedule, I had little time to go for a walk as much as I wanted to. Over the past months though, I have started to make slight changes in my routines to make room for this activity. The constant stress that dogged me prompted me to take stock of my daily activities and realized that my lifestyle need a little bit of improvement – especially on the health and wellness side. Taking a walk every day has since brought positive changes in my daily life.

Studies have been made about the benefits of walking abound. I have been reading a lot of articles on that subject lately. If I had any doubts about what science has proven to be true, which I don’t, it would have already been proven wrong. My experiences in walking convinced me that there is something good about the activity. I am one of those who believe that if you want to be happy, take a walk. Here’s why:

It improves my mood
– No matter how I feel before stepping out the door, I could not help but feel better as soon as I start my walk. The wind in my face, the very air itself, hits me and seems to shake me from the stupor of stress. I begin to enjoy the sights. I noticed that even the familiar sights in the routes I frequent never stay the same. There is always something new for me to see or experience. And that makes me happy.

It clears my mind – Walking helps me think more clearly. For reasons I cannot explain, I feel like my head just made room for a clean slate. Ideas that elude me while stuck on my work desk come when I least expect it. It also works the same way for me when I am dealing with problems which seem more solvable once I have set out on the road.

It gives me time for myself – Things can be overwhelming at time with so many things going on at any given day. Whether it is at home or with my work, there seems to be something urgent that requires my attention. These are on top of the things I have to juggle dealing with a lot of people on a daily basis. My solitary walks give me precious time away from it all even just for a little time. This leaves me refreshed and ready to face my usual routines again when I come back.

It helps me sleep better – My sleep routine improved since I started walking regularly. I have developed better habits that helped me overcome the insomnia I was suffering from for years. The lack of sleep has always left me tired and lethargic. I relied on energy bars and several cups of strong coffee a day to get by. Now, I still need my coffee fix but mostly for the pleasure it gives me.

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