Swimming is by far the best workout and recreational activity, any human can ever participate in.
As such, the many benefits that come with swimming every day, shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Below I have listed 15 benefits of swimming every day.
1. Best Workout
As I said earlier, swimming is by far the best workout any human being can ever engage in.
In fact, it is so good a workout that it targets and engages all muscle groups in the body at one point or another, during the entire swimming process.
Muscle groups are engaged to maintain buoyancy and to propel the body in the body of water.
2. Tones Back Muscles
One of the muscle groups engaged during a swimming session is the back muscles.
As I always say, the back muscles are the foundation in building a body you cherish and love.
In fact, this is the main reason, why training and building muscles on the body are called bodybuilding.
As such, it is not far fetched to say that the back muscles are the most important muscles in the body.
Some of the functions of the back muscles include:
- Supporting the spine
- Holding the neck
- Supporting the oblique and front abdominal muscles. etc.
Consequently, it can be said that a good back brings good health, and training the back muscles through swimming, makes this good health a reality.
3. Reduces stress
Cortisol is the main hormone produced by the body when it is stress.
The cooling effects of water on the body are known to relieve stress from the body in epic proportions.
This is more apparent in Olympic swimmers, who have the lowest amounts of cortisol in the sports world.
4. Weight Loss
Swimming is the best workout in the world since it works out all the muscle groups in the body.
Besides, on average, a minute of swimming burns about 9.3 – 15.4 calories, depending on the weight of the person involved.
This is the highest for any type of exercise. As such, it can be said that swimming is the best weight loss exercise in the world.
5. Boost Energy
Constant and repeated bouts of swimming are known to boost the energy of people involved.
This is made possible due to the relaxing feel of water on the skin and body of swimmers.
In no time the swimmer feels revitalized and with way more energy than previously.
The antidepressant qualities of swimming regularly are second to none.
Once a person enters a pool, all thoughts and sorrows are washed away, but physically and mentally, and the person learns to appreciate the moment.
One of the most prominent benefits of swimming every day is weightloss and with weight loss comes confidence.
Deductively, we can say that swimming regularly gives people confidence in society, since they have lost the fats that plague their lives a while back.
8. Tones Leg Muscles
The legs are constantly in motion during any given swimming session.
But water has a lot of resistance, and with this, the constant motion of the legs turn into a mini workout for it.
In time, the legs get sculpted and toned, due to the beating, it took during swimming.
9. Increases Height
There are two ways a person gets their height:
- Through the torso (length of spine)
- Through the growth plates.
All Olympic swimmers have a long torso, due to the fact that they swim regularly.
Since the growth plates have fused shut, height can only be added, through elongation of the spine, which can only be gotten through constant swimming.
10. Engages Arms
Like the legs, the arms are engaged constantly to maneuver and balance the body during a swimming session.
This constant motion done, against the resistance of the water serves as a min workout, that eventually tones the arms.
11. Improves Posture
A good posture is when an individual stands upright, without slouching.
Unfortunately, not everybody has a good posture due to many health reasons and complications especially poor muscle coordination.
Swimming corrects poor muscle coordination and corrects most types of bad postures.
12. Engages Core
The core, especially the obliques are in constant work during a swimming session.
Swimming tones all the muscles of the core which are: the rectus abdominus (abs), obliques, chest muscles, etc.
13. Improves Skin
Generally, people who engage in swimming regularly are known for their impeccable skin tone.
Swimming improves the skin appearance of any swimmer, due to the fact that it reduces the number of bacteria on a human body.
14. Flushes Out Toxins
In general, all types of exercises causes the body to sweat, which flushes out toxins from the body through the pores.
Swimming being, an exercise does this also.
In fact, it is one of the best exercises to engage in to flush toxins out of the body.
15. Improves Cardiovascular Health
Good cardiovascular health is important to maintain and live a healthy life.
Fortunately, for many people, constant swimming is known to improve the health of the cardiovascular system, especially the heart.
Swimming is the best way to acquire flexible muscles in the body.
During every swimming stroke, the body is continuously in a stretching position, which improves flexibility.
As such, swimming is recommended for people to engage in regularly.
In summary, these are the 15 benefits of swimming every day:
- Best workout
- Tones back muscles
- Reduces stress
- Weight loss
- Boosts energy
- Tones leg muscles
- Increases height
- Engages arms
- Improves posture
- Engages core
- Improves skin
- Flushes out toxins
- Improves cardiovascular health
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