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Swimming Articles Summary for FitinFun

Swimming Articles Summary for Fitinfun.com

 

July 2013:  My Most Recent Swimming Post:

http://www.fitinfun.com/i-swam-in-the-ocean-today-part-two/

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The first reason I swim as an adult is because it eases my pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Obesity.  Every other sport hurts me as far as I have experienced.  Even walking is a problem on my injured hip and knee.  Swimming instead heals me (speaking as an accountant and a patient with no medical training).

Here are my swimming tips and tricks posts divided up into categories of swimming subjects.  I hope you like these posts and start swimming yourself.  It keeps me healthy and somewhat sane.

 

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Here is my post about Swimming When You are Obese.  It’s the most popular post I’ve ever written in my life – anywhere, so you should read it if obesity and fear are the reasons you don’t swim.  1600 people have commented and those comments will make you cry.  Believe it.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3335388

 

Swimming and Pain:

http://www.fitinfun.com/does-swimming-help-manage-pain/

http://www.fitinfun.com/arthritis-swim-class-helps-pain-and-obesity/

http://www.fitinfun.com/swimming-pain-body-image-and-obesity/

http://www.fitinfun.com/swimming-injuries-shoulder-pain-and-your-rotator-cuff/

http://www.fitinfun.com/hand-exercises-for-before-after-swimming-video/

 

 

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Underwater Swimming and Loose Skin – My new hobby of underwater swimming has changed my life.

http://www.fitinfun.com/how-to-underwater-swim-to-tighten-loose-skin/

http://www.fitinfun.com/underwater-swimming-strokes/

http://www.fitinfun.com/how-i-swim-from-my-core-underwater/

And here is a video for that trick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9lHjM8HHHg

 

http://www.fitinfun.com/can-swimming-tighten-loose-skin/

http://www.fitinfun.com/underwater-swimming-will-tighten-loose-skin/

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Hair and Swimming 

http://www.fitinfun.com/will-putting-coconut-oil-on-my-hair-protect-it-from-chlorine/

http://www.fitinfun.com/hairstyles-that-will-stay-together-when-swimming/

http://www.fitinfun.com/hairstyles-that-will-work-for-swimming/

http://www.fitinfun.com/apply-coconut-oil-to-your-hair-before-swimming/

 

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VIDEOS

My Sharon fitinfun You Tube Channel is heavily geared towards the topic of swimming.  I hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fitinfun 

http://www.fitinfun.com/i-posted-a-swimming-video-with-more-to-come/

And here are videos of three of the stretches I do almost every day.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KaiCarlsonFitness

 

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Here is my Six Week Challenge to improve my butterfly stroke – It worked, but took much longer.  I have another bragging update coming soon.  I think I own the pool now with my improved butterfly stroke.  No matter what bragging you read on any of these posts – I am still working on my Butterfly as of Spring and now Fall 2013.  

My rotator cuffs are too shredded for backstroke right now even though I would enjoy the switch.  After almost a year of steady effort, I have a developing butterfly.  My ego is in a much better position than my body.

And here is the video to prove it:

My six week plan to learn Butterfly Stroke  is still going on 18 months later even though I already said I was done – twice.  Honestly.

http://www.fitinfun.com/tighten-loose-skin-6-week-swimming-plan/

http://www.fitinfun.com/done-with-the-six-week-swimming-plan/

http://www.fitinfun.com/final-results-of-the-six-week-swimming-plan/

 

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Stretching Stories.  Stretching is the best addition to my life and my workout and it’s THE MAIN REASON I weigh 150 pounds today and not 275 pounds.  I love to stretch at the pool or anywhere now.

Here are my videos about stretching your hands and feet before swimming:

http://www.fitinfun.com/why-and-how-i-stretch-before-and-after-swimming/

http://www.fitinfun.com/hand-exercises-for-before-after-swimming-video/

http://www.fitinfun.com/stretching-before-or-after-swimming/

http://www.fitinfun.com/stretching-is-the-best-exercise-i-know-after-swimming/

 

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Other ideas that guide my swimming life

 

Swim with Open Fingers and Toes

http://www.fitinfun.com/swimming-with-open-fingers/

http://www.fitinfun.com/i-clench-my-feet-in-breaststroke/

 

 

Get the Most Out of Swimming

http://www.fitinfun.com/claim-your-lane-for-better-swimming/

http://www.fitinfun.com/swimming-for-strength-training/

http://www.fitinfun.com/why-am-i-such-a-slow-swimmer/ 

http://www.fitinfun.com/people-who-force-themselves-to-swim-dont-be-one/

http://www.fitinfun.com/photograph-your-swimming-to-improve-your-performance/

 

 

 

Making sure that I really do swim.  It is a challenge for anyone – especially me.  Here are my tricks to make sure I get to the pool every other day I plan to.

http://www.fitinfun.com/how-i-make-sure-to-swim/

http://www.fitinfun.com/the-cost-of-swimming-my-favorite-4/

http://www.fitinfun.com/my-new-german-bathing-suit-i-spent-too-much-on/

http://www.fitinfun.com/my-new-chinese-bathing-suits-i-spent-almost-nothing-on/

http://www.fitinfun.com/trying-to-get-people-to-swim-with-me/

 

 

Getting Back in after a layoff:

http://www.fitinfun.com/back-in-the-pool-part-2/

http://www.fitinfun.com/returning-to-swimming-laps-after-two-weeks-off

http://www.fitinfun.com/my-swimming-workout/

 

 

Swimming Diarys

http://www.fitinfun.com/i-swam-in-the-ocean-today-part-one/

http://www.fitinfun.com/i-swam-in-the-ocean-today-part-two/

http://www.fitinfun.com/my-swim-session-plan/

http://www.fitinfun.com/swimming-yesterday/

 

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You should be in the pool.  Why aren’t you?

I am a lifelong swimmer.  Though I have always been obese until the last 18 months, I have always gotten into the water when I could.  From before I could talk and walk – to the highest weight I’ve ever been – I have always been swimming.  My son was in the bathtub at two days old and in swimming lessons for Mom and Tot classes at 6 months.  Just like I was.

The only difference is that I had a thin, gorgeous mother with a Barbie Doll body who swam like a mermaid and he had an obese, sick mom who might die soon, but she’s going to the pool anyway.

I am very lucky to be healthy enough to swim well now.  I was a good swimmer when I was obese.  People would be stunned when I got out of the pool and they saw how fat that good swimmer was.  I’ve seen that look a thousand times at the ocean, lakes, rivers and pools.

I am an amazing swimmer now.  I know that I’m bragging and I think I have good reason to brag.  I know what good swimming is like and I know that I’m doing it.  How fun.  Of all the ways I fit in fun – swimming is the ultimate happiness I find.  When my swimming is working well, I am shrieking with happiness underwater.

I think my ability to swim and enjoy it has helped my mental health, stamina and flexibility more than any other activity I do.  It’s not easy to swim every other day (every third day now in 2013).  I am proud of myself for doing it for 18 months now – very consistently – except for illness.

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I’m reviewing my swimming writing at the same time as my one year anniversary of becoming thin is here.  In October 2011, I weighed 150 pounds for the first time in my adult life.  I credit swimming with helping me reduce down from a high of 275 pounds in October of 2007 when I finally started to lose weight.

I write as much as I can about the details of my swimming.  I hope you will consider trying my fun sport for the many benefits you will find.  Most important is the fit in fun part, so please try.

 

 

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For more about exercise on fitinfun.com, return to: http://www.fitinfun.com/exercise-article-summary-for-fitinfun-com/

 

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I’m so excited to announce I have turned all of my Dry Skin Brushing posts into an eBook for $2.99. The Dry Skin Brushing Survival Guide is available for download  from Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-French/e/B00E8IJZQ0/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

It will change your life as it has mine.