Most experts would say that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise at least in terms of weight loss. Because of it’s low impact on your joints, and high calorie burning benefits swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for anyone trying to lose those extra pounds they put on over the holidays.
Some of the advantages of swimming are that it is a total body exercise, no muscle is left untouched, but at the same time it has a very low impact on your joints, because the buoyancy of the water supports them and reduces the shock of impact.
The only real disadvantage of swimming is that it isn’t very good if your goal is to put on muscle or to increase bone strength. For both of these a weight lifting, or body weight exercises should be used.
Though swimming is generally seen as a summer time activity their are multiple indoor pools in Morgantown available to both students and the general public.
This first is The Pool Located in E-Moore Hall.
Another more student oriented indoor pool is located at the WVU Student Rec Center.
This pool not only offers multiple lanes for lap swimming but also a recreational pool area and a hot tub.
This pool like the one at E-moore also offers aquatics classes but not as many.
The next indoor pool is the one located at the Natatorium near the WVU coliseum.
This pool offers both lanes for swimming laps and a 1 and 3 meter diving wells. This pool is mostly used for competitive swimming events for both high school and college teams, but it does offer some classes and a family fun swim time to the public; as well as pool parties.
So if your like me and eat way to much over the holidays consider swimming indoors an option to get back into or stay in shape during these cold winter months.