Swimming As A Total Body Workout

The health benefits of swimming are many and most of them are pretty well-known. However, we must confess that many of us actually stay away from pools and prefer choosing other sports that can help us keep our body in good shape.

That is probably why most of us need a slight hint about the most serious advantages of swimming as a total body workout.

•    Swimming improves your body balance

Usually problems with keeping the balance of your body include: dizziness, unsteadiness, staggering and stumbling, unsteady gait, etc. Disturbances of your body equilibrium can be due to various causes and health conditions, so you should be absolutely sure that the problem is not serious. If it is, then swimming is definitely not your kind of sport. One of the greatest advantages of swimming is that you can’t really get sick in the water, unless you suffer from an ear infection. So, use earplugs if you love to dive.

•    Swimming is quite beneficial for joint pain

One of the main advantages of swimming is that it is not an aggressive sport. This is due to the fact that swimming does not cause any tension on the bones, joints or ligaments in our body, because the weight of the body decreases significantly when in water. Swimming is beneficial for your joints, especially if you suffer from severe back pain or arthritis, because regular swimming workouts can prevent pain or even get you rid of them if properly done.

•    Swimming keeps your heart healthy

Swimming is the ultimate cardio workout. It does not cause any palpitations and even regulates blood pressure. Some recent studies show that it helps to relieve high blood pressure and it may even prevent you from hypertension, which on the other hand reduces the risks of heart disease and strokes.

•    Swimming improves the condition of our entire body

As we have already said above, swimming is the ultimate workout for our entire body. It makes the body more flexible and is beneficial to the overall tone of all muscle groups. This sport is also the perfect choice for obese people.

•    Swimming is a sport that can be practiced during the entire year

One of the best things about swimming is that you can practice it during the entire year – there are many possibilities, and the choice is all yours.

•    Swimming is a “cheap” sport

Swimming is often cheaper from both going to the gym and practicing aerobics, which are generally the most popular urban sports. So, even if you are on a tight budget, choosing swimming for your workout, will not only help you keep yourself in good shape, but will also help you fit into your budget, because you won’t need buying any special appliances for practicing it.

•    Swimming can also be used as a stress-relief therapy

It is proved that swimming helps people who are practicing it maintain their good emotional state, by reducing stress and tension. This sport is quite relaxing, because it regulates breathing and is pretty rhythmical, and the sound of water has a calming effect.

•    Swimming is considered one of the “annealing” body sports

Swimming is the water equivalent of the winter sports and has a beneficial effect on our entire body. In addition, swimming helps to correct any spinal deformities and helps the treatment of joint injuries and other bruises. This is probably so because water reduces the tension on the joins and relieves the pressure on your back and spine. Not to mention the fact that swimming prevents you from having problems with the cardiovascular system and also has a restorative effect after suffering from such a disease.

Author Bio:
Connie Jameson loves to read and write about health and swimming. She currently works a part time job as a cleaner at http://www.shinylondon.co.uk/house-cleaners-mayfair-w1/ and a part time job as a