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Swimming – Best exercise ever

Swimming – Best exercise ever
03 Nov 2019 0 Comments 0 Trackbacks Monica Odysseos

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. 

In ancient Rome, baths were an important part of culture, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. Water has ever since symbolized rebirth, spiritual cleansing and salvation.

Today, we still turn to water for a sense of calm and clarity.

Studies suggest being around water has a powerful effect on the brain. Spending time near water can be similar to meditation, in that it gives the brain a break from the constant overstimulation people often experience in modern life.

The best part? You can reap these cognitive benefits by going for a swim and getting some exercise in the process.

Here are a few reasons why swimming is the best exercise for both your body and mind:

Swimming builds strength and cardio abilities simultaneously

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Although swimming is a low-impact workout, it produces high-power results. It is typically considered an aerobic exercise, but exercising in water also provides moderate resistance which builds strength.

Building and maintaining muscle is essential for a healthy and long life. Resistance training which is achieved by swimmers also improves sleep, balance and bone health.

 

Healthier heart and lungs

Swimming forces your body to learn a new breathing pattern, by expanding the volume and depth of each breath, causing the lungs and heart process oxygen more efficiently. The heart muscle will grow stronger and lungs will be able to process oxygen more proficiently. Stronger lungs also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, studies suggest.

Amazing abs

Swimming can strengthen your arms, legs, shoulders, and glutes, but the most important benefit is the impact it has on your core. Water is 724 times denser than air and provides a constant and consistent resistance that forces the entire body to get involved in creating forward momentum. The core gets amazing toning in this process as it is the part of the body that holds everything together.

Low impact for all ages

swimming for all ages is an excellent excerciseSwimming is a way to fit cardio into your workout routine without putting stress on your bones, joints and muscles, unlike other aerobic exercises such as jogging, biking or jumping jacks. Swimming is ideal for working muscles that have been neglected as it is a low-impact workout that gives everyone a break for the overworked and tired joints of hips, knees and ankles. This is a plus for swimmers of all ages and body types, but it's particularly beneficial for seniors and people with arthritis. It's one of the best ways to stay active while taking care of all parts of your body. 


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