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 ...