National Swim A Lap Day

Today is "National Swim A Lap Day" (yes, it's a real thing) and, as hot as it is, we can't think of a better place to be than in the pool. Swimming is one of the most perfect forms of exercise in that it allows you to combine both strength training and cardio, while taking it easy on your joints. As someone who recently added swimming to my weekly workout schedule, I have experienced firsthand many of the benefits listed in this article from Fitness Magazine.

Specifically, my running pace has improved, and I've seen an increase in definition of some of those upper body muscles I just wasn't hitting in the gym. Not a swimmer? Trust me--it's never too late to start! What are you waiting for? Dive in!