Swimming and its Benefits

Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints.

Swimming is a suitable exercise for people of all ages. It can help a person get or stay in shape, and the benefits also extend to mental health.

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States. Let us learn about the benefits-

  • Whole Body Workout: One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body requiring a person to use their arms, legs, torso, and stomach. There are various strokes you can use to add variety to your swimming workout and each focuses on different muscle groups, and the water provides a gentle resistance.
  • Cardiovascular strength: Swimming makes your heart and lungs strong. A thorough workout routine, such as one that features swimming, will involve the heart, lungs, and circulatory system.
  • Appropriate for injuries, arthritis: A person with an injury or condition such as arthritis can benefit from high resistance exercises like swimming because the water gently supports the muscles.
  • Beneficial for Asthma: Swimming can help increase lung capacity and improve breathing control. Also the humid environment of indoor pools makes swimming a great activity for people with asthma.
  • Improves sleep: Swimming may have the power to help you sleep better at night. Swimming is a good choice for older adults looking to improve their sleep.

If you’re just getting started with an exercise program or if you’re looking to try something new, jump in the pool. Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Swimming burns calories and can help people manage their weight, tone their muscles, and improve their overall health and fitness.

Sources: https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-swimming


Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.