Are you look for a way to get healthier and don’t know where to start? Then I highly recommend swimming as your choice~! In the article Welcome to Swim to Liberty, I share some of my experience and story about swimming and I. Swimming really improve my body condition and even get better than before!! So, what are benefits of swimming? Believe me, Swimming will definitely not let you down.
You may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints.
Swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States. But why, exactly? There are hosts of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly. Read on to learn about the benefits of swimming and how to incorporate swimming into your routine.
1. A high efficient exercise which works your whole body
One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming:
- increases your heart rate without stressing your body
- tones muscles
- builds strength
- builds endurance
There are various strokes you can use to add variety to your swimming workout, including:
Each focuses on different muscle groups, and the water provides a gentle resistance. No matter what stroke you swim, you’re using most of your muscle groups to move your body through the water
2.Helps manage your weight
Swimming bread stroke for 30 minutes will burn approximately 367Kcal, depending on your weight and speed, that beats walking, which burns only 99Kcal in the same time, cycling which uses up in 240Kcal in half an hour, and even running at 6mph, which burns 300 Kcal.
3. It’s low-impact.
About 90% of your body’s weight is buoyant when you swim, so you’re only bearing 10% of your weight, this allows for greater ease of movement with less strain placed on bones, joints and muscles.
4. Lowered stress levels and increased self-esteem
A worldwide survey of almost 4,000 swimmers by swimwear brand Speedo revealed that getting in the pool is the perfect way to unwind. 74% of those questioned agreed that swimming helps release stress and tension while 68% said that being in the water helps them to feel good about themselves and 70% felt that swimming helps them to feel mentally refreshed.
5. It’s kinder to your heart
s you swim, the water that surrounds your body experts pressure which helps your circulatory system return your blood to your heart. The demand on your heart is reduced by up to 17 beats per minutes compared to someone exercises on land.
6. Strengthens muscle
Because water is thicker than air, the resistance of the water can be up to 44 times greater than that of air, which means you have to work harder to move through it.
7. Better mood
No matter what your level, swimming can make you feel better. An American study involving 100 swimmers found that both novice and intermediate swimmers felt significantly less tension, depression, confusion and anger after exercising than before. It may be because, like other forms of exercise, stimulates the release of feel-good hormone serotonin.
LET THE WATER BRINGS JOYS TO YOUR SOUL!
Swimming really change my life. I love the feeling that my body waving and moving in the water. It’s so transparent and free. Just like a bird with wings flying. Hearing the beating of the heart, I feel the beauty of life when I’m swimming. And I’d like to share the joys of it to as many people as possible. Hope this article can help you out. If you have any further question, feel free to leave them below. I will try my best to answer it.