Thursday, 19 December 2013



Most of us know that swimming helps to tone our body and burn calories.
However, beyond the perspective of losing a few pounds and helping us maintain our physique, swimming offers many other advantages.

Here are some of the most significant benefits of swimming:    

Swimming Increases Cardiovascular Conditioning
 Heart diseases are among the most common of lifestyle illnesses. Contemporary work schedules and diets are such that heart diseases in the mid-30s are no longer shocking.
To avoid this fatal illness, you need better cardiovascular endurance. This is best developed by swimming. This activity engages nearly every muscle in the body.

It stretches the muscle fibres and ligaments. This is vital for maintaining the tension in our tendons that supports various bodily movements. People often suffer from musculoskeletal problems due to bad posture or loss of muscle tone. Swimming is the only low-impact exercise that requires the entire 
body to function coherently. 

This means it forces the body to realign itself in a more uniform manner. This is vital for completing those laps around the swimming pool. This is how swimming gifts us with better balance and posture.

Swimming is a Great Stress Bust
It is a great away to burn-away the blues. The act of plunging into a pool and splashing through water tends to engage our body and mind. This takes away our preoccupation with any troubling thought. Being a full-body exercise, swimming has the effects of a high-impact workout at the gym.
This induces the release of endorphins. These are the body’s feel-good hormones that help to neutralize that depressive feeling.  In fact the buoyant action of the water has a massage-like effect on the body, helping us to relax.


Swimming Increases Muscular Strength & Aids Overall Physical Conditioning
Swimming is a unique exercise since it works the core muscles apart from the upper and lower limb simultaneously. This stimulates the formation of lean muscle. This kind of muscle is important for increasing our overall physical conditioning.

Swimming comprehensively works all the bigger muscle groups like the chest, thigh and back muscles. This kind of group muscle conditioning is almost unheard of in the gym.
Inside the pool, our bodyweight is balanced by the buoyant force of water. This is why water-based exercises are recommended to those with physical disabilities too.

For those who get bored with gym routines, a wide range of swimming-based activities offer the chance to experiment with so.


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