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5 Reasons Why Swimming Is Good For Your Health

Bored with regular exercise? Is running, jogging and gyming just not doing it for you anymore? Then it might be time to try swimming! Did you know that swimming requires the use of nearly all your muscles? That’s right! Working out in a pool provides a full body workout – a great way to stay healthy, improve flexibility and even alleviate stress! Read below for further details on the many benefits of swimming for exercise.

    1. It’s a full body workout
      Whether you’re doing the butterfly, breaststroke or freestyle, swimming requires the use of every muscle in your body. 30 minutes in a pool
      is the equivalent of 45 minutes of the same exercise on land.
    2. Mentally beneficial
      Life can be stressful, jump in the pool! We all know the feeling of pure relaxation and bliss as you sit poolside or float in the pool and
      stare up at the sky. Just a light swim regularly has been proven to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression and improve sleep
      patterns.
    3. It’s a major calorie burner!
      Did you know that a 30 minute light swim burns more than double the calories of walking? And if you really want to pound the lane, you can
      work off that donut, chocolate bar or piece of cake faster than running or even cycling!
    4. Promotes a healthy heart
      Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises available. Just one 30 minute swim per week can promote heart health, reducing your
      risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes as well as improving your ability to be active in every day life.
    5. Supports your body
      Is a recent injury keeping you from being active? Inactivity can lead to a lack of energy, lethargy and even depression. Well, water can
      support up to 90% of your body weight – meaning that even with an injury, jumping in the pool is a great way to stay active, happy and
      healthy.

Those are only 5 examples of how swimming can greatly benefit your health. With a quick Google search, you can find plenty more with much more detail – all backed up by scientific research!

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