Saturday, March 10, 2012

Swimming helps you to stay fit

Swimming helps you to stay fit because:

  • Swimming strokes tone the muscles of both your upper and lower body.
  • It mobilizes joints without stress and pain because the water supports your body while providing a head-to-toe workout that put your joints through the full range of motion without the problem of gravity. 
  • It provides a good aerobic work out because the benefits are similar to other aerobic activities like running and cycling.
  • Tone the whole body because the water is a good substitute for weights which offers 12 to 14 percent more resistance than air. 
  • Stronger muscles mean that it improved the mobility and support for the joints that can reduce the risk of falls and fractures.
  • It is a stress reliever because swimming can be a good for the mind as well as the body.
  • Helps to loss weight because water workout has a calorie-burning, it burns 350 – 450 calories per hour. It increase your muscle mass to give you lean, firm and well-defined appearance.
  • It improves and maintains flexibility because it enhances joint flexibility more than with land-based programs.
  • It stimulates muscle growth because of the resistance working against the water. 
  • Also, swimming is ideal to obese, pregnant woman, and has chronic back or joint problems.

2 comments:

  1. I'd love to go swimming more often but I just don't have the time.

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    1. I hope you can have time to swim. :)

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