Are you looking for a way to get a great workout that comes with beautiful sights and the chance to get your feet wet? Well, scuba diving might be for you! Read on to find out how you can achieve your fitness goals and satisfy your sense of adventure at the same time.
You’ll tone your core, glutes and back
Proper diving form, such as kicking from the hip instead of the knee, helps tone the muscles that keep you looking lean and strong. Water is a denser medium than air, meaning that your muscles have to work harder – and you’ll tone up faster. An added bonus: you’ll also gain plenty of upper body strength from lifting heavy scuba equipment!
Get the strength without the strain
Unlike, say, jogging, you can get a great workout from scuba diving without huffing and puffing and breaking a serious sweat. It’s also a great low-impact exercise if you’re suffering from joint strain.
You’ll burn a ton of calories
Thanks to the water’s resistance and the fact that you’re constantly swimming, a 30-minute dive could burn up to 500- plus calories, depending on your height and weight. Now, consider that you’ll go underwater as many as four times on a single outing. That’s a lot of calories torched!
Scuba diving is more than just an exciting way to get to know the wonderful world below the surface of the water. It’s also a great way to get in shape. If you’re in the DC area and ready to book your first scuba class, call SPE Dive School today at 301-657-2266.