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
alleviating stress
improving coordination, balance and posture
improving flexibility
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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