Health benefits of swimming
Here are some health benefits that swimming can give our body.
Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.
Swimming is a good all-round activity because it:
keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
tones muscles and builds strength
provides an all-over body workout, as all your muscles are used during swimming.
Other benefits of swimming:
Swimming has many other benefits including:
being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
improving coordination, balance and posture
providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions
providing a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day
being available in many places – you can swim in swimming pools, beaches, lakes, dams and rivers. Make sure that the environment you choose to swim in is safe.
Things to remember:
As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit and well and make friends.
Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime.
Swimming is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits.
Make sure you know how to swim and do so in a safe environment.
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