Why Should You Swim for Your Next Workout?

Why Should You Swim for Your Next Workout?

Posted by DR. HUEBERT on Dec 16 2021, 04:19 AM

Why Should You Swim for Your Next Workout?

Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do to get in shape. Swimming is the answer if you want an exercise that is easy on your joints, strengthens your heart and helps you lose weight. For your daily workout, jump in the pool. You can swim laps at your neighborhood pool or in a nearby lake or reservoir. You can even take a class or swim lessons if you don't know how to swim. 

Here are some of the advantages of swimming as your primary form of exercise.

Full Body Workout

Swimming works all of the muscles in the body, so whether you swim the soft breaststroke or the hammer butterfly, you will get a full-body workout. Furthermore, exercising in water forces your body to work harder, so 30 minutes in a pool is equivalent to 45 minutes of the same activity on land.

Swimming Might Assist You in Losing Weight

If you've struggled to lose weight because you can't keep to regular workouts, it might be time to try something new. Swimming is easy to maintain because it causes less pain to your body, requires no special equipment, and burns roughly 500 calories each hour. It's simpler to lose weight when you're burning a lot of calories and having fun while doing it.

A Good Option for People With Asthma

Swimming is an excellent sport for persons with asthma because of the humid air of indoor pools. Not only that, but sports-related breathing activities, such as holding your breath, may help you expand your lung capacity and improve control over your breathing.

Swimming may raise your risk of asthma, according to some research, due to the chemicals used to treat pools. If you have asthma, talk to your doctor about the risks of swimming, and if feasible, opt for a pool that utilizes salt water instead of chlorine.

Improves Your Mood

A small group of patients with dementia was analyzed by researchers, and they found that participating in a 12-week aquatic program improved their mood. Swimming and water activities aren't just good for those with dementia's mental health. Exercise has also been demonstrated to improve the mood of others.

Reduces the Chance of Disease

Swimming, in addition to being a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise, can assist to protect against heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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