Why Swimming is Important

Swimming is important for a number of reasons including several health benefits. Our first blog post will go over why it is important for your body but keep checking back for our next post on the health benefits of swimming.

  • Unlike many other forms of exercise swimming gives you a full body workout. In just half an hour your body burns over 200 calories.  It is an amazing cardio workout, which means your heart pumps more blood making you fitter.
  • It helps alleviate stress
  • It is low impact which means that if you have joint pain or an injury you can still swim. It may even help reduce some of the pain.
  • Swimming helps strengthen your lungs. When you take a deep breathe and swim under water your body knows it needs to use oxygen more efficiently. When you swim your body takes in more oxygen and releases more carbon dioxide through exhaling this is called a tidal volume (the amount of air that moves in and out of your lungs during normal, relaxed breathing). Swimmers have better tidal volume which is associated with a lower resting heart and a lower blood pressure.
  • Improves posture.
  • It is anti-ageing. Research shows that biologically swimmers are 20 years younger than their actual age.
  • It is the only physical activity that tones every muscle in the body!

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