You may love to swim simply to cool off after a long day in the Florida sun or because you know how fun it is, but no matter why you swim, it’s a good thing that you do. Swimming is a great way to stay healthy and happy (and it’s a lot more fun than getting on the treadmill). There’s many reasons why people enjoy their pool, but if you’re looking for a reason to enjoy it even more, here are 7 ways that swimming is great for your health:
It’s a great aerobic exercise:
Now that that weather has warmed up, it’s time to start swimming laps! Swimming is a great exercise for people of any age since it provides a full-body workout with minimal impact on the joints and musculoskeletal system.
Water is one of the best mediums to help increase flexibility. It’s able to help increase physical activity without too much strain on the body’s joints.
Swimming has been shown to cut the risk of dying by nearly 50%. According to a recent study from the University of South Carolina, swimmers have the lowest death rate among runners, walkers, and those who don’t exercise.
Improved asthma symptoms:
Swimming helps to increase your lung capacity and since water is denser than air, your lungs need to work overtime to supply enough oxygen to your blood. This strengthens your lungs and can help to reduce asthma symptoms.
Lowered diabetes risk:
When you exercise regularly, you help to lower your blood glucose levels. Aerobic exercise, such as swimming, has been shown to improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
It helps burn fat:
Swimming for at least one hour can burn at least 500 calories and works every body part and muscle without causing strain on the body.
It improves mental health:
According to the CDC, swimming can help boost moods in both men and women. For some it can help decrease anxiety and, for others, exercise therapy in warm water can reduce depression symptoms and improve mood.
If you’re looking for a fun and beneficial way to improve your overall health, take a dip in your Aqua Blue Pool!