#Swimming is my Passion#

Water is my new Friend

Friends,

I had a desire since childhood that I should learn to swim, but there were neither such conditions nor such facilities available during the period.

But it is said that opportunity comes anytime, you do not even expect it.

Yes, friends, I shifted to a new flat a year ago, that is equipped with a swimming pool in the society. I was very excited to see the opportunity of swimming. But I don’t have an idea, how to swim ..

 After doing my morning walk, I used to sit down near the swimming pool to do yoga and meditation. That was included in my daily routine. But I was deprived of swimming because I did not know that.

I found something I Love

One day, I was there doing Yoga and meditation while the kids were enjoying themselves in the swimming pool. I was feeling happy to see the kids including my granddaughter playing there.

The cool breeze and warm sunlight in the morning captivated my mind. I was feeling pleasure and calm. A cool breeze was blowing, and I was trying to meditate when my granddaughter came up to me and insisted on swimming with her in the pool.  I used to be very scared to go to the swimming pool because I could not swim.

Motivation By Trainer.

There was a swimming trainer Mr. R Karmakar who use to visit here for assisting their clients. They offered me to impart training for swimming.

They told me that he was 65 now, still fit and active. That is because of my swimming exercise. He lessons me the benefits of swimming which I want to share with you.

Swim with your Heart

Benefit of Swimming

  • Swimming every day is good for our mind, body, and soul. it is an amazing “stress reliever” as well. A dip into the pool does wonders for your health.
  • Unlike other types of cardio exercises like cycling or running, swimming works your entire body from head to toe and burns major calories. You’ll have a tight body in no time if you go swimming every day.
  • It will help you develop stronger muscles, good for the heart, and lungs, as reported by Time. Swimming is a great exercise for your mind as well. “
  • It also provides water therapy exercises for back pain including spa therapy, standing or floating pool exercises, swimming, and conditioning using specialized equipment, such as surgical tubing, flotation devices, and resistive devices for the hands or feet.

I got motivated and joined swimming training, and in a week, I realized that I can do swimming at 64.

Really, this is a wonderful experience, and found the best alternative of doing jogging during summer.

I hate jogging in the summer heat. That is why I am using the best alternative swimming in a pool to keep myself fit. now, I am doing an hour of swimming daily.

I felt that my body is also building strength and endurance,  thanks to my trainer & the water’s moderate resistance.

It has become a regular part of my exercise routine. I am enjoying backstrokes, butterflies, and breaststrokes in the pool.

Believe in Yourself while Swimming

Take some precautions as well

Yes, going for a daily swim, worked wonders for our body and mind. But we have to take some precautions as well.

  • Before diving off the deep end, you should know what happens to your body when you go into the water. Keep watching yourself..
  • While your body may benefit from swimming every day, but there is some risk of ruining your hair when plunging into the water. This is due to chlorine available in the pool water.

As we know that chlorine is necessary used to kill bacteria in pools, as such, our hair may end up a dry, tangled, and discolored mess.

To cope with the situation I am wearing a swim cap and also rinsing hair with soft water before and after swimming.

  • There may be a risk of chlorine rash if you swim every day due to chlorinated water.

To avoid this situation, I am using a shower before and after a swim to rinse off any residual chlorine.

Friends, swimming is a good all-around activity because it keeps your heart rate controlled and keeps your body cool, and keeps your mind stressed off.

Please see my video posted below about my swimming and will be happy to see your comments.

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BE HAPPY….BE ACTIVE….BE FOCUSED….BE ALIVE…

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43 replies

  1. You are right. Swimming is the best activity since it exercise almost every part of the human body.

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  2. I too love swimming, and it is something from which I never gets bored.

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  3. I salute your diligence and discipline! And yes, swimming is the best form of exercise. Have a great Sunday!

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  4. Hello Varma ji, Good to see that you learnt swimming at the ripe age of 64 years. That’s something for me to tell my novice friends to inspire them to learn to swim, no matter what’s one’s age. Only need to be careful while learning, remain in shallow water, chest level. I am 57, though my learning & love of swimming dates back to my childhood times. I too am passionate about swimming & allow me the indulgence of adding that I’m pretty good at that, I mean swimming. Watching your video, I thought of pointing out some corrections:
    while doing back stroke or free style, don’t fold legs at the knees, always keep them straight. You also need to work on your arm & hand movements while doing free style.

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  5. So nice, Verma ji. True, swimming is a perfect exercise.

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  6. You are fortunate to include SWIMMING in your list of exercises. Nice composition.

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  7. Naman to you for learning to brand new things at the age of 64. You did so well. An inspiring blog for anyone to reflect on age is just a number.

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  8. Nice blog on swimming. Really you are fortunate that you have opportunity in Kolkata for doing swimming exercise. Good tips to remain fit and healthy.
    Happy Independence day.

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  9. Yes, swimming is the best exercise.
    Do everyday swimming and keep your body fit.

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  10. I learned to swim by watching other swimmers at a lap pool, then mimicked them, turning my head to breath every other stroke. We can learn a lot from observations. 🙂

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  11. Reblogged this on Retiredकलम and commented:

    Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.
    Until you value your time you will not do anything with it.

    Like

  12. Swimming is both fun and excercise also a good life saving skill.

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