Monday, February 4, 2013

The Best Valentine’s Day Present You Can Give Yourself? A Healthy Heart

The Best Valentine’s Day Present You Can Give Yourself? A Healthy Heart
Swim Strong Foundation Offers Affordable Ways to Be Good to Your Heart
Feb. 4th, 2013, Queens, NY— This year make Valentine’s Day plans that will truly make the heart grow stronger.  The Swim Strong Foundation is offering affordable swim programs, 4 days a week, throughout Queens and Brooklyn for children and adults..  These swim programs aim to change and save lives through the sport of swimming.
 Swim lessons may not sound romantic, but nothing shows how much you care about your loved ones than an activity that will help you be able spend many more Valentine’s Days together! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming the lives of about 600,000 Americans annually.  The only way to prevent this is to make heart-healthy choices early on in life.  This includes incorporating exercise into your daily routine.  In fact the CDC reports that just two and a half hours per week of aerobic, physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling or running can decrease the risk of chronic heart illness. 
Swimming is different than other forms of aerobic exercise because it uses both the heart and lungs.  According to Harvard Family Health Guide published by Harvard Medical School, swimming trains the body to use oxygen more efficiently resulting in declines in resting heart rates for swimmers.  Swimming is also the aerobic sport least likely to cause injury as it’s easy on the joints.  Therefore, all ages, including seniors, as well as people with arthritis can work their heart out in the pool.   
For more information on these programs, please visit
Make a positive change for you and your family’s life today!
About Swim Strong Foundation:
Swim Strong Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer run organization that saves and changes lives through swimming. Lives are saved by offering affordable swim programs from the most beginning levels through competitive. We are stopping the drowning. Lives are changed educating families about the importance of nutrition and exercise, challenging children to learn the life lessons of commitment, goal setting self-discipline, persistency, team work and resiliency through competitive swimming, and inspiring strong swimmers to explore other water based sports, some of which offer college scholarships.