Unexpected Benefits of a swimming session
Jayanagar, Bengaluru Feb 3, 2017
Swimming is not just a fun activity or a hobby but offers a plethora of physical and mental benefits. It offers the goodness of a full-fledged exercise.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of swimming to your health.
- FULL BODY WORKOUT
Swimming makes use of all the muscles in the body so regardless of your swimming style, you achieve a full body workout. Just 30 minutes of swimming in the pool make your body work harder.
- GOOD MENTAL BREAK
Swimming gives you a positive feeling, lowers your stress levels, reduces anxiety, depression and improves sleep patterns.
- BURNS CALORIES
Swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories and can burn more than 200 calories in about 30 minutes. The effects are greater than walking, running or cycling. Swimming is also an effective way to lose weight.
- REDUCED RISKS OF DISEASES
Swimming is not only a great cardiovascular exercise but it also protects against heart diseases, heart stroke and type 2 diabetes.
- RARE CASE OF INJURIES
The water supports your entire body weight, thus making swimming a great work out for anyone without putting stress on your joints. Even if you have a long-term injury or a basic sprain, you can still go for a swim and stay active.
- INCREASED ENERGY LEVELS
Swimming can largely increase your metabolic rate and boost your energy levels.
- IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY
Swimming doesn’t stretch you like the way yoga or pilates does. However, it involves a range of motion that lengthens the muscles, stretches your whole body and makes your joints more flexible.