If you have been inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, then you may be tempted to try out some of the televised sports for yourself. Whilst most Olympic sports require a great deal of all-round fitness, you may be surprised to know that swimming can offer you some fantastic health and fitness benefits that other sports cannot. Most towns have a public swimming pool within easy reach and you can make your swimming pursuits a real family affair.
The great thing about swimming is that it allows you to give your body a really good work-out without any harsh impact on your skeletal system at all and this is because once your body is submerged, you actually become lighter. So if you suffer from stiff or inflexible joints, are overweight or are just generally unfit, swimming can be a real boost to your aim to become fitter and healthier. You will soon [...]