How does swimming effect your body?

How does swimming effect your body?

Everyone says swimming is one of the best activities for your body, but why is that? Swimming works all your body’s muscles equally with resistance. However, the best part about swimming is that there is no impact on your body; therefore, you can do it at any age. There are plenty of other benefits of swimming laps. Swimming keeps your heart rate elevated while keeping impact stress off it. This reduces the risk of injury. Swimming also reduces inflammation in your muscles. So, it is a perfect way to cool down your body after working out. It helps you maintain a healthy heart, lungs and muscles. It increases muscular endurance and tones your muscle. Swimming elongates muscles, unlike lifting weight which shortens muscles. It relieves stress and improves flexibility. [1] If you have arthritis, swimming is perfect for you. The buoyancy of water allows you to move stiff muscles without harming yourself. You burn an average of 500 calories per hour while swimming laps. This will help you maintain your body weight or even lose weight with proper dieting. Swimming also increases your body’s metabolism. That’s why you get hungry very quickly while swimming.[2] Swimming is one of the best sports for your body. Everyone should swim on daily basis. The benefits of it are too great to pass up. If you want to get in shape or maintain your healthy life style, swimming is the activity for you

Sources:

  1. Department of Health & Human Services. “Swimming – health benefits.” Better Health Channel, Department of Health & Human Services, 30 Aug. 2013, betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/swimming-health-benefits.
  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/482898-types-of-swimming-dives/

[1] Department of Health & Human Services. “Swimming – health benefits.” Better Health Channel, Department of Health & Human Services, 30 Aug. 2013, www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/swimming-health-benefits.

[2] Hetzler, Lynn. “Types of Swimming Dives.” LIVESTRONG.COM, Leaf Group, 11 Sept. 2017, www.livestrong.com/article/482898-types-of-swimming-dives/.