Right from burning calories, to strengthening, sculpting and toning your body, swimming is an all-round workout.
The cardiovascular conditioning that comes with swimming helps in maintaining a healthy heart.
Except for running the risk of drowning (which is not likely to happen if you swim at a pool with round-the-clock lifeguards), swimming is practically a zero-injury workout. It is the best activity for people who have joint problems or are recovering from an injury.
With a combination of cardio and resistance training, swimming helps in building lean muscle and boosts metabolism. It not only strengthens but also helps lengthening muscles and enhances their flexibility.
Swimming improves the health of your lungs and breathing capacity. Since you are working out in a moist environment, it is especially beneficial for people with asthma or exercise-induced asthma.
All you need is a pair of trunks and goggles and a cap and you’re all set for your workout. There is absolutely nothing else that you need to go swimming, except maybe a tube of sunscreen!
Swim alone and it is a peaceful and calming activity Hit the pool with your buddies and it’s a fun one. Bottom line, you will always come out feeling refreshed or energised (or pleasantly exhausted depending on your level of fitness).
Written By : Bushra S Khan