Reasons Swimming is Good for Your Health

Many people automatically think of jogging or hitting the gym when it comes to improving their physical health, but they are not always the best option, especially for those who are prone to injuries. Immersing yourself in water can be just as (if not more) effective.

You don’t have to have a fancy backyard pool or live by the ocean to get the benefits of swimming. There are many recreational centers that offer low-cost swimming memberships or pay-as-you-go options. Here are seven reasons to choose swimming as a way to get fit…

1. Good for Your Heart claims that swimming “provides unparalleled cardiovascular conditioning,” but you have to keep up a regular routine in the pool (with proper techniques) to reap the benefits.

Your cardiovascular system encompasses your heart as well as your blood vessels, and a healthy system can help lower the risk of related diseases and even heart attacks. High blood pressure can also be addressed by regular trips to the pool.

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Jeff Hayward

Jeff Hayward

Jeff has more than 15 years of experience writing professionally about health, travel and the arts among other subjects. He continuously looks to improve his own overall health through exercise, diet and mindfulness. He is also a proud stay-at-home dad that loves taking photographs both professionally and as a hobby.