Swimming is a great form of workout. Besides losing a few pounds and helping us maintain our physique, swimming offers many other advantages.
Swimming enhances cardiovascular health: Heart diseases are among the most common of lifestyle illnesses in India and it is most important to develop and better our cardio vascular endurance. Swimming engages nearly every muscle in the body and improves blood circulation. It also helps to scrape away the small layers of cholesterol or other toxins within the blood vessels. This is among the few aerobic exercises that can burn a lot of calories without putting too much pressure on the limbs. Swimming also helps in lowering elevated blood pressure.
Swimming improves posture and flexibility
As we age, our flexibility tends to decline. Swimming is a rare exercise since apart from working the muscles; it also stretches the muscle fibers and ligaments. It is the only low-impact exercise that requires the entire body to function coherently and thus helps us with better posture, balance and posture.
Swimming is a great stress buster
Swimming is a great way to burn-away the blues. The act of plunging into a pool and splashing through water induces the release of endorphins.These are the body’s feel-good hormones that help to neutralize that depressive feeling. Further, the buoyant action of the water has a massage-like effect on the body, helping us to relax.