5 Health Benefits of Swimming
Everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy and active these days. Especially, since the rise of COVID-19 where staying at home and social distancing are the new norm. Because of all these things, we are sharing five benefits of swimming that can help keep your mind happy and your heart healthy during and after the pandemic.
INCREASED MUSCLE STRENGTH
If your goal is to tone up and increase muscle definition, swimming is the perfect way to achieve it. Unlike running which strengthens only your lower half and legs, swimming can tone the whole body as its movements engage the legs, the core, and arms, leading to a robust aerobic-like workout.
BURNS MORE CALORIES THAN YOU THINK
A common myth is that swimming doesn’t burn as many calories as running. However, depending on the stroke and effort involved, it can certainly burn just as much or more calories than running. Here are a few examples to take into consideration from Swimming.org (based on 30 min intervals).
- Butterfly: 450 calories
- Freestyle: 300 calories
- Backstroke: 250 calories
- Breaststroke: 200 calories
GREAT FOR THOSE WITH ASTHMA
Adults and even children with exercise-induced asthma might struggle with certain activities in very dry air environments. However, swimming is an exercise that can help alleviate asthma symptoms by breathing in the moist air.
IT’S HEART HEALTHY
Here at Crocodile pools, swimming has always close to our heart, but it can also be good for it too! It has cardiovascular benefits that help strengthen your heart muscles. It’s also been known to reduce inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis build-up in the heart.
Looking for the secret to a long and healthy life? Well, you may be able to achieve this through swimming. Studies show that swimming regularly can add as much as 10 years to your life. If that’s not a reason to invest in a pool, we don’t know what is!
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the many benefits of swimming. If you’re looking to take the bite out of your pool, then we can help! You’ve got nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain, including a beautiful pool! Check out our services and contact us for a FREE consultation to ensure your in-ground pool stays safe and clean today! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for helpful pools tips, tricks, and deals throughout the season!