Swimming Relaxing, Healthy Exercise
Summer time is about to come thus most of us wants to unwind, relax and enjoy the summer heat. It is also a best time to earn a few bucks during summer however, many still prefer to go to the beach or to the pool to release the heat in their body and enjoy swimming.
Many people enjoy swimming and there are people who believe that it is important to learn how to swim to avoid drowning while there are some who regard swimming as just one of those sports a person can be able to compete. However, many people didn’t realize that there are a lot of health benefits that is being linked to swimming
Swimming is a good exercise wherein you use almost all muscles on the body. Thus, it is a good alternative for gym workouts. Swimming also helps in maintaining the blood pressure as well as the cholesterol level of an individual. This can be of great help to ensure that the heart is being properly taken care of.
In swimming you tend to master the breathing exercises needed in order for you to swim in long hours and long distances. Thus, your endurance and stamina is being pushed to a higher level. This will be very helpful for the lungs. In addition, the risk of having heart attacks, stroke and even diabetes is being reduced drastically.
Swimming is also a good activity to exercise the joints and make it more flexible. Thus, you are boosting your capability to a more strenuous level. Moreover, swimming is a good alternative for land exercises like running, jogging and other activities that may cause damage or add up weight on your knees and joints. Why? Because your weight in water is only 1/10 of your weight while you are in land. Thus, there are less stress and pressure being applied to your knees. And, swimming can burn as much calories as running without getting too exhausted.
It is also advisable for pregnant women to indulge themselves on this activity. Swimming can relieve the pain being experienced by pregnant women, and the elderly as well, which is caused by arthritis and back pains. In addition, joint pains, discomfort and high blood pressure that are being experienced during the time of pregnancy are being relieved as well.
Aside from the physical and health benefits of swimming, do you know that there are also psychological benefits that are being linked to swimming? Well, if you will allow it you can actually swim in a very slow pace without giving much effort for your body to relax and meditate. Put your mind into nothing and just enjoy the movements, you can also do some floating to relax your mind and body.
Having heard of the different benefits of swimming, then what are you waiting for? Indulge yourself into this activity and you will develop a lot of skills like camaraderie, sportsmanship, discipline and time management. That is aside from the fact that you are enjoying yourself and being healthy all at once.
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