Becoming a father is no doubt one of the most rewarding experiences you are ever likely to have in your entire life. Then comes the hard work of ‘being’ a dad (big difference) which will of course include sacrificing those precious little pockets of time you used to have.
Those sacrifices made by a father often can include compromising their own fitness and lifestyle. It is no surprise that the most recent obesity statistics across a number of countries, include the fact that fatherhood significantly increases the chance of weight gain.
In today’s modern world, when a child looks up to their dad as a role model as well as a leader, we need to find the ways that you can spend both quality time with your kids and convert to a healthier lifestyle. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy activities for dads and kids to do that can do just that.
Speak to any fitness expert and they will tell you that swimming is one of the best ways to get fit & stay fit. More importantly, it is an activity that you incorporate into your family lifestyle effortlessly with very little cost.
For kids, learning to swim plays a critical part in both their physical and mental development. As they grow and stretch muscles they didn’t know they had, they become stronger and more confident. Let’s not forget the most important factor here is that this is all great fun and accessible to most people.
For adults, the benefits of swimming go far beyond just fitness with scientific studies linked to reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help increase metabolic rate, help recover from injuries and play its part in guarding against diseases such as stroke and diabetes.