The physical effect of swimming for health

Swimming is a perfect sport and is useful for both mental and physical health.

Swimming is a perfect sport and is useful for both mental and physical health. The low impact of water helps to increase resistance to more than terrestrial exercises, and its cooling effect is good for the body.

Because of its low impact, swimming is suitable for people with limited mobility. The repulsion of water helps to reduce body weight, thereby reducing the pressure on the joints.

Swimming helps activate the whole body, especially the arms and legs, improves the internal organs, mainly the cardiovascular, nervous and muscular systems.

Swimming is the best way to burn calories. Depending on the type of swim and the intensity, swimming can burn the equivalent or more calories than jogging. With just 10 minutes of swimming, swimming frogs helps burn 60 calories, 80 calories when swimming backwards, 100 calories when swimming freely and 150 calories when swimming butterflies. In comparison, jogging for 10 minutes every mile burns about 100 calories. Butterfly swimming for 30 minutes, with high intensity, burns 150 more calories than a 5km run with the same time.

Unlike exercising in a dry air environment, swimming allows us to breathe moist air during exercise. Many studies show that swimming not only alleviates the symptoms of asthma, but also improves the overall health of the lungs.

Not only are there many benefits for heart muscle health, many studies also show that exercises like swimming can reduce inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis.

A lot of studies also showed  that swimming is one of the optimal options to help you stay healthy. Scientists from the University of South Carolina, USA, studied 40,547 men, aged 20 to 90, for more than 32 years, showing that swimmers reduced the mortality rate by 50% compared to those who jogging, walking or people who don’t exercise.

This entry was posted in Water Sports and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.