Swim your way to a healthier you?
April 29, 2005 6:14 PM Subscribe
Yes, another physical fitness question. I, like some others in the green of late, need to find my fitter self. I am going to turn 35 on Sunday, have two beautiful and energetic young daughters, and so…my lack of fitness is bumming me out, man.
posted by Richat to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have two main questions. The first…I like to swim. Well that isn’t a question…let me explain. I have a bad back (partially due to aforementioned lack of fitness and the gut that goes with it) and after a bout of sarcoidosis a few years back, my lungs are not so great either. And I love the water. There is a not-so-fancy gym within five minutes of home with an often empty pool. Problem is, I find it hard to feel like I am really getting a workout. Can anyone suggest a cardio-improving approach to laps?
The second question has to do with pilates. Again, due to the back problems, some core strength would be helpful. I have read great stuff about pilates and core strength/back pain, but I have also read some scary stuff from people who aver that the worst thing you can do with a bad back is get the wrong pilates instructor.
I call on the more fit members of Mefi to help a guy out…Any advice?