Top 3 Benefits of Swimming
In this blog I will be covering the top 3 benefits of swimming and how it can be beneficial to improving your health and well-being. Swimming is just one of the many different activities available across LED and offers a fun and effective workout to Aqua members.
Benefit 1: Healthy Hearts & Lungs
Swimming works the entire body and is great for a healthy heart. Swimming works all the muscles of the body hard and raises your heart rate too!
Your heart and lungs will be working the whole time while swimming and will grow stronger and fitter. This will make your body healthier because your heart and lungs will be at an improved level of fitness. This will make daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs and doing the washing feel easier and can even reduce the risk of heart problems and high blood pressure.
Benefit 2: Stronger & toned Muscles
Swimming works many muscles throughout the entire body. Swimming against the resistance of water helps improve muscle strength whilst swimming for longer periods of time helps build endurance so you can keep going longer. As your muscles become stronger through a little hard work, your muscles will start to appear more toned too.
Swimming can be great for people with Muscular injuries, arthritis or other difficulties with high-impact exercise. Offering a low-impact alternative to the gym, studio or tennis court.
Furthermore, swimming can reduce some of the aches and pains you feel in your joints and might be able to improve your recovery from injury. One study showed that people with osteoarthritis reported reductions in joint pain and stiffness and had less limitations when swimming. For these reasons, swimming can be a great choice for LED members looking for low impact exercise across Exmouth, Sidmouth and Honiton.
Benefit 3: Mental Well-being
An extremely important benefit of swimming is the positive mental impact it can have on you. Exercising can boost your mood and can improve your confidence and self-belief. Regular exercise has also shown improvements in your sleep and reduced levels of stress.
Researchers surveyed a group of swimmers immediately before and after swimming at a YMCA in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Of the 101 people surveyed, 44 reported being mildly depressed and feeling stress related to fast-paced life. After swimming, the number of people who still reported feeling stressed decreased to just eight. This shows how important swimming can be for your mental health.
With this information you can see the many different benefits of swimming and why it can be very beneficial for you. Hopefully you now feel that swimming can be a valuable form of exercise for your health and well-being.
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