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Live longer by Sally Brown, Infinite Ideas

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23. Get in the swim

Not been in the pool since you were at school? You’re missing out on what could be the perfect anti-ageing exercise.

Swimming is in a league of its own. It’s a cardiovascular workout that achieves the incredible feat of targeting every muscle in your body while putting virtually no pressure on your joints.

Exercising in water is like a good relationship – it’s completely supportive but it also works you hard enough so that you grow stronger. You may not think so, but swimming is the ideal exercise for anyone who feels self-conscious about their body. OK, the dash from changing room to pool isn’t much fun (tip: wear a towel and leave it by the side of the pool) but once you’ve submerged, it’s impossible for anyone to scrutinize ...

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