Health Benefits of Swimming

Our world is surrounded by water and for many it is one of their great passions. It is fun, a great way to keep fit, to stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue throughout your lifetime. It is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits.

It is a great workout because you have to move your whole body against the flow of water. It is a strength and cardiovascular workout- all rolled into one!!!

Swimming is also a very good workout for the mothers-to-be.

Doctors always advise to do light exercise during pregnancy because you will bounce back to your original shape much quicker after you give birth. Swimming is a highly beneficial exercise for pregnant women as it doesn’t put any strain on your joints. So, protecting the mother’s unborn baby-while at the same time not compromising on the workout.

Health benefits of swimming

It is a great exercise because you have to move your body against water.

Swimming is a good all-round activity because:

  1. Keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body.
  2. It builds muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  3. It helps in maintaining a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
  4. It tones your muscles and builds strength
  5. It gives you an all-over body workout.

Other benefits of swimming

It also has different benefits like:

  1. Being relaxed and peaceful form of exercise
  2. It alleviates stress
  3. It improves your flexibility
  4. It is available in many places like swimming pools, beaches, lakes, dams and rivers. (Hint: make sure that the environment you choose to swim in is safe.)

Originally posted on: http://amothersdesign.com/2015/08/health-benefits-of-swimming.html

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