Swimming is generally better for the body than impact exercises, as the natural ability to float in water helps avoid injuries.
People with lung conditions such as asthma will breathe easier as the environment surrounding a swimming pool is always much more humid.
We must also think about the positive mental benefits it produces.
Swimming relaxes daily tensions, decreases the stiffness in our muscles produced by stress, generates positive moods, thus helping to momentarily “blank” the mind and isolate us from problems.
Swimming is one of the few physical exercises that benefits the body globally as it enhances strength, endurance and flexibility at the same time. It has all of the cardiovascular benefits of running, along with some of the muscular benefits of weight training.
Swimming uses most muscle groups and is a demanding physical exercise that helps keep your heart and lungs healthy.
Swimming also helps keep the joints flexible, especially the neck, shoulders, and pelvis. The muscle groups that are particularly used when swimming vary according to the movement chosen.
By swimming you increase the level of physical activity and thus increase the amount of energy you burn, which makes this sport an ideal component for any weight control program.
Swimming 3 to 5 times a week will provide you with a great aerobic capacity that will strengthen the health of your heart and lungs.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SWIM?
In addition to being a very complete and beneficial physical activity, it also requires few items to execute it. You basically need a pool, a bathing suit and a towel.
The pool should be deep enough so that you do not touch the ground in each stroke and long enough so that your body can fit twice its size, since you can tie your feet and stroke in the same place to get all the benefits.
The swimsuit should preferably be a brief, which leaves your legs free to execute the movements and also the greatest amount of exposed skin that can generate friction and resistance between the water and your body.
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