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🏊‍♀️Why swimming is such an effective form of exercise.

Swimming is a form of low-impact exercise that can build both cardiovascular and muscular strength. It requires a high level of endurance and uses more muscles than other forms of aerobic exercise. “Swimming has multiple health benefits, including increasing lung capacity and aerobic threshold. I just love getting into the pool, particularly in these winter months. I have swam in many pools all around the country down through the years, but @Brookfiels Leisure Centre Pool is definitely one of the best.

Here are some of the very many benefits of swimming



Benefits 1. Works your whole body One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming: increases your heart rate without stressing your body

  • tones muscles

  • builds strength

  • builds endurance

2. Works your insides, too While your muscles are getting a good workout, your cardiovascular system is, too. Swimming makes your heart and lungs strong. Some other studies have shown that swimming may help lower blood pressure, and control blood sugar. Also very benificial for people with injuries, arthritis, and other conditions Swimming can be a safe exercise option for people with:

  • arthritis

  • injury

  • disability

  • other issues that make high-impact exercises difficult

4. Good option for people with asthma The humid environment of indoor pools makes swimming a great activity for people with asthma. Not only that, but breathing exercises associated with the sport, like holding your breath, may help you expand your lung capacity and gain control over your breathing. 5. Beneficial for people with MS, too People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may also find swimming beneficial. Water makes the limbs buoyant, helping to support them during exercise. Water also provides a gentle resistance. 6. Torches calories Swimming is an efficient way to burn calories.

7. Improves your sleep

Swimming may have the power to help you sleep better at night. Swimming is accessible to a wide range of people who deal with physical issues that make other exercises, like running, less appealing. That can make swimming a good choice for older adults looking to improve their sleep.

8. Boosts your mood & helps manage stress While more research needs to be done in this area, the researchers conclude that swimming is a potentially powerful way to relieve stress quickly.

9. Safe during pregnancy

Pregnant women and their babies can also reap some wonderful rewards from swimming. Aside from potential benefits to the child, swimming is an activity that can be performed in all three trimesters. I swam every single day through all of my pregnancies, and I am convinced it is why I bounced back so quickly to full health & fitness again post pregnancy. 10. Affordable Swimming may also be an affordable exercise option compared to some others, like cycling. Many pools offer reasonable rates to join. Of course sea swimming is completely free and has become much more popular now, particularly in lockdown.

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