Swimming is an important life skill that everyone should know just like driving. Not only is it fun but it is a great exercise to keep the body toned and fit. It can be done at all ages and any time during the day making it an easy and versatile exercise.
If you haven’t gone swimming in a long time here are 3 benefits you need to know about:
Tones the Muscles
Swimming engages each part of our body including the arms, legs, and the chest. It is a full-body workout that fully engages all core muscles in the body. Each swimming stroke works different parts of the body such as doing a freestyle stroke that tightens muscles in the buttocks. For people who want to work their abs, swimming is the best workout to do as it is impossible not to swim without involving the core of the body.
Going for a swim in the swimming pool at your gym or your local community pool is a great way to socialize and make friends. There are many swimming groups where people swim together and hold friendly swimming competitions or play games such as throw ball in the pool. Swimming is also a fun family exercise where members of all ages from grandparents to babies can swim together.
In times of Covid, it is very important to improve your breathing and strengthen your lungs. Swimming is one of the best ways to improve your breathing. Swimming strokes that require an increased amount of cardio-related exercise improve breathing techniques more such as the butterfly stroke.