Some 12 important benefits of swimming include weight loss, increased strength and muscle definition, flexibility, improved asthma, reduce stress, and more.
Swimming is a fun way to exercise if people find hitting the gym or other forms of exercise difficult or boring. It is also a great way to workout for indoors or outdoors. Swimming does not require any equipment and a person can swim in any safe water body, including natural water bodies or temperature-controlled indoor or outdoor swimming pools. Swimming has often been called the perfect exercise because it has several health benefits, including increased longevity. Research has shown that swimmers had a 50% lower death rate compared to runners, walkers, and those who were not active. It is a great form of aerobic exercise/cardio without much impact on the joints, hence reducing the risk of joint damage and preventing worsening of damaged joints in conditions like arthritis. Swimming is an effective exercise for any age group.
Medically Reviewed on 12/11/2020
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