If you are an early riser, there is nothing that beats a morning swim. An early morning swim gives you a feeling of renewed energy and a sense of accomplishment. You are ready to start the day strong! Check out these seven terrific benefits of an early morning swim workout.
1. You are energized for the rest of the day
It sounds like getting up early to swim would make you tired, but in fact it does the opposite. Getting aerobic exercise first thing in the morning actually gives you an energy boost that can last throughout the day. You will feel amazing!
2. It clears your mind to start the day
Getting a good swimming workout can clear your mind of worries and anxieties. By focusing your thoughts on your workout, you can calm the fray of other thoughts and stressors that come your way. You will start your day feeling calmer, centered, and clear-headed.
3. You only have to put your makeup on once
Swimming in the morning is the no muss, no fuss way to go. If you’re going to be showering before work anyway, why not get your swim in first? That way you only have to shower and put on your makeup once.
4. The pool is cleaner
Let’s face it, no matter how hard the pool staff works, there can be things in the water you’d rather not see. If you swim first thing in the morning, the pool’s filters have had the overnight hours to collect the debris, and you’re likely to have a cleaner pool.
5. You beat the after-work crowds
Depending on your pool, you may find the early morning hours are less crowded than the late afternoon hours. Try to arrive as soon as the pool opens, and see if that’s the key to a less crowded pool.
6. You are less likely to skip a workout
Working out in the morning is the best way to establish an exercise regimen that you stick to. Since you don’t typically have anything else scheduled at that early hour, you won’t have any last-minute conflicts causing you to skip your workout.
7. Feeling of productivity
Being awake and and active while most people are still sleeping feels so rewarding. It starts your day off on the right foot, and sets you up for success. You’ll grow to really like this feeling!
With these benefits in mind, we hope we have convinced you to try an early morning swim. For all our avid swimmers, we recommend chlorine resistant swimwear. The hi-tech Lycra® fabric in chlorine resistant swimsuits is designed to maintain its elasticity and color for 5 to 10 times longer than standard swimsuits. No more faded, droopy swimsuits! You’ll see these swimsuits really last!
And better yet, chlorine resistant suits are designed for both fashion and function. They come in vibrant colors and trendy patterns, and feature high necklines and sturdy cross-backs, to give you support and flexibility as you move through the water.
So if you’re ready to start an early morning workout, there’s no time like the present. Set your alarm clock now. All you need to do is get used to waking up earlier, and before you know it, you will treasure your early morning workouts!