Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Benefits of Swimming
So, if you are wondering why you should bother adding swimming to your regular fitness routine, consider these benefits:
-Like yoga, swimming encourages proper breathing;
-You can maintain a healthy weight by swimming. Swimming burns 3 calories per mile per pound of body weight.
-Do you hate how hot you get when you run or jog? Swimming in cool water helps to regulate your temperature so you don't over heat.
-Swimming involves the use of almost all the muscles required for movement, without the weight of your body pounding on your joints with each move like when you are walking or running. This is why people that suffer from joint problems enjoy swimming so much.
-Did you know that water resistance is greater than air resistance? This means that the muscles have to work harder.
-You will improve muscle strength and endurance as well as cardiovascular fitness while swimming.
-Swimming improves the body’s use of oxygen and increases lung function.
With all of these benefits, why not give it a try? For more benefits and information on swimming, check out the site "Health Benefits of Swimming".
Why do you love to swim?