Swimming is a sport that works well for health, helps strengthen the body’s resistance and helps to increase height. Swimming can be participated by anyone but most people still do not know all the useful things that swimming brings.
Here are 5 benefits that swimming gives you for reference.
1. Preventing and treating obesity
Swimming is a head-to-toe movement, moreover having the best natural massage performance, can promote the blood circulation of the body’s blood vessels, enhance replacement, increase fat consumption, promote the development of muscles of limbs, abdomen, thighs, back enhances the function of internal organs, enhances the body’s resistance, performs a gentle, comfortable slimming process.
Swimming is an aerobic exercise with the lowest impact and pressure on the joints. According to studies, the whole body moving while swimming will consume about 790 calories/hour.
2. Preventing and treating arthritis
Swimming is a low impact exercise, the weightlessness of water reduces the pressure on the joints to eliminate the possibility of back, knee and muscle groups when doing other strenuous activities. Health experts also believe that regular swimming makes joints work better, which is effective in curing chronic arthritis. Especially for elderly people who often suffer from back pain, swimming is an ideal method for pain relief.
3. Good for breathing
Swimming increases the capacity of the lungs quite clearly. The lung capacity of many swimmers increased from 1.5 to 2 liters more than usual. The higher the living capacity of the lungs, the greater the ability to persist in labor and exercise, create more favorable conditions for breathing and reduce asthma attacks, especially for smokers.
4. Good for blood circulation
The water pressure on the legs and arms is also beneficial for blood circulation. Water pressure plus the pressure of muscles pressing blood vessels to help blood flow back to the heart and lungs.
Swimming for 30-60 minutes, 3-4 days a week can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. As a regular form of exercise, swimming can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
5. Prevention and treatment of insomnia or neurasthenia
Because water has a natural massage effect on the body, swimming is a whole-body movement, promoting cerebral nerve, blood circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, improved internal organ function and highly recommended, thus effective for insomnia or neurasthenia.