Love Swimming? Swimming Is Good For Your Health!

Swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends, as well as a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime! 

love swimming? swimming is good for your health!Photo via The Economic Times

According to Better Health, swimming is also a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits.

Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. 

It’s a good all-round activity because:

  1. Keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body

  2. Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness

  3. Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs

  4. Tones muscles and builds strength

  5. Provides an all-body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming

Other benefits of swimming

But it doesn’t stop there, swimming has many other benefits including:

  1. Being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise

  2. Alleviating stress

  3. Improving coordination, balance and posture

  4. Improving flexibility

  5. Providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions

  6. Providing a pleasant way to cool down

  7. Available in many places - swimming pools, beaches, lakes, dams and rivers. Just make sure that the environment you choose to swim in is safe! 

All in all, swimming is a great way to keep fit and it's a healthy activity you can continue for a lifetime. Just make sure that you know how to swim and do so in a safe environment! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat