The benefits of swimming

I am so glad that swimming pools are open again. I have been missing being able to go swimming. From a fitness perspective, everybody always says that it is one of the best forms of exercise. You can work so many different parts of your body and there is no impact.

Here are a few of the benefits of swimming:

Weight loss — Can you remember being a child and always feeling really hungry after swimming? That is because you work up an appetite by burning a lot of calories. Obviously the harder that you swim, the better it will be for weight loss but it is an excellent part of any fitness and diet regime.

Improving your muscles — Because you are working so many different muscle groups at the same time, swimming is ideal for helping your strength training. Also, the water acts a natural resistance.

No impact — This is one of the biggest advantages of swimming. You are not pounding the streets and you are not putting any pressure on your joints. This makes swimming a really healthy activity for later on in life as well as during your younger years.



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