Benefits of Swimming: 3 Reasons Why You Should Learn

You do not have be an Olympian to reap the benefits of swimming! Swimming is a fun aquatic sport not only for kids, but individuals of all ages, even the elderly. It brings about a multitude of mental and physical benefits that you might not have been aware of! Studies have shown that people who swim and generally happier and healthier than people who live a sedentary lifestyle.

Boost Your Mood and Relief Stress

Swimming greatly improves your mental health and leaves you with a positive feeling after your workout. As all workout does, our body releases “feel-good” chemicals, also known as endorphins, bringing on feelings of calm, helping us to relief stress and improve our psychological well-being. Furthermore, bringing along your close friends and family to the pool for recreational swimming allows you to spend quality and leisure time with your loved ones. Social interaction and intimacy are also known to be great mood boosters.

Build Your Endurance, Heart Health and Cardiovascular Fitness

Swimming is known to reduce your risks of developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a study by Councilman Centre for the Science of Swimming Human Performance Laboratory at Indiana University. It is an aerobic exercise that greatly boosts your endurance and stamina by increasing your lung capacity, helping it to use oxygen efficiently and making your heart pump blood efficiently. Participating in regular physical activity also helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints.

Swimming is Both Cardio and Strength Training Combined

Did you know that swimming also doubles as strength training? Water is about 800 times denser than air, putting your muscles under constant resistance with every stroke you take. This aquatic sport requires you to utilize all your body’s muscles to manoeuvre in a body of water, thus it does not only improve your cardiovascular health but also helps you to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat and burn more calories!

Learn to Swim and Dive into Its Countless Benefits

SWIMMAX is passionate about helping individuals like you to learn how to swim and enjoy the endless benefits that this aquatic sport brings. With swimming lessons conducted only by professional swimming coaches certified by Singapore Sport Council (SSC) and Singapore Swimming Teachers’ Association (SSTA), rest assured that you are in good hands. Individuals of every level and age is welcomed to dive right into the benefit of swimming.

 

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