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14 December 2009

Swim is the new gym

Here’s a stroke-by-stroke guide to this accessible sport.

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Few activities offer as balanced a range of physical and mental benefits as swimming – and it can help you build a summer body worthy of Ryk Neethling. Here’s a stroke-by-stroke guide to this accessible sport.
By Jacques Marais

Swimming is the new gym. But it’s also a form of modern meditation and there’s  nothing quite like a swim to help achieve the equilibrium required for a healthy body and mind.

The hypnotic rhythm of the stroke and breathe lulls you into a serene state and   physiologically you benefit from one of the best total-body workouts there is.

Read the complete article in the Summer 2009/2010 issue of YOU Pulse. On shelves now.

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