Why Swimming is the Best Workout?

Swimming is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise. It uses all the muscles in the body so you will get a full body workout. Exercising in the water makes your body work harder. An example is a 30 minute in the pool is equal to 45 minutes activity on land. It is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in 30 minutes. Exercising without sweat. You’ll never feel sweaty no matter how hard you work because the water around you is cooling you down. You get to stay cool, in the pool, while still burning calories and making your trainer happy.


So what makes swimming the best workout?

Builds endurance and improves the lungs. This is also one reason to add swimming to your workout routines every week. You build endurance in your lungs and muscles by swimming. It helps you use oxygen more efficiently and effectively. You get a full, total body workout that includes cardio and resistance training.

It is also the least likely sport to result in injury due to its low-impact nature. It offers something no other aerobic exercise does. It has the ability to work for all the major muscle groups without harsh impact to your skeletal system.

Some reasons why swimming is beneficial for you:

Water can calm you

Even by merely observing the movement of water causes our minds to calm. Looking at water and listening to its sound makes our minds relaxed. When we hear the waves of the ocean, it put us unto a mindful, meditative state.

It brings you closer to nature

Not only it does increase your sense of well being, but water also makes your body be energized.

It could help maintain healthy lungs

Any kind of exercise is better than no exercise at all. Swimming works the heart and lungs. It trains the body to use oxygen.

De-stresses and relaxes

When you go swimming on a regular basis it can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve your sleep patterns.

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