Swimming is a survival skill that is now used as a recreational activity for those of all ages. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. In comparison, swimming burns just as many calories as running without affecting the bones and joints.
Works your whole body
Swimming works the entire body, head to toe, making it one of the biggest benefits of swimming:
- increases your heart rate without stressing your body
- tones muscles
- builds strength
- builds endurance
In swimming, the various strokes are the ways you can swim:
Each stroke works different muscles, no matter which stroke you use your other muscles as well.
Works your insides, too
Swimming strengthens your heart and lungs.
Is appropriate for people with injuries, arthritis, and other conditions
Swimming is a safe option of exercise for those with:
- other issues that make high-impact exercises difficult
Because swimming eliminates the chance of impact or joint effecting movements, swimming is ideal in the sense you can exercise and recover from certain injuries at the same time.
Good option for people with asthma
Because swimming teaches breath control, it could expand your lung capacity and improve your asthmatic condition.
Beneficial for people with MS, too
Swimming is beneficial for those with multiple sclerosis (MS). The limbs are supported from the water as it makes them buoyant. The resistance is gentle, making ideal for those who want to begin exercising.
Improves your sleep
Like other exercises, swimming can help one have better sleep, even someone with in insomnia.
Helps manage stress
Swimming like any other exercise, helps one to reduce stress as any exercise releases endorphins that give a feel good feeling, giving a stress free moment.
Safe during pregnancy
Swimming is an exercise that can be done during all three trimesters without endangering the baby.
20th March 2020 22:50
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