7 Reasons to be in the Pool
Monday, 1st May 2017
No matter what your fitness level, swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
Swimming can transform you into a cardio king or queen and help you turn back the aging clock.
But if that isn’t enough to get you to step in to your swimsuit, take a look at our top benefits of swimming to show you there’s no such thing as being too cool for a dip in the pool.
Let’s dive in:
- Anyone can do it: Whether you're recovering from an injury, pregnant or a new mum, swimming can give you a great workout as you can control the pace and the intensity.
- It helps to turn back the clock: Swimming affects blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system health, cognitive functioning, muscle mass and blood chemistry. Who needs night cream?
- It’s a full body workout: Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so, whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or opt for a backstroke, you will get a full body workout.Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder, so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.
- Burns those calories: Expect to burn around 367 calories after just 30 minutes of breaststroke – that beats walking, cycling and even running.
- It slashes major stress: While exercise-induced endorphins will do wonders for your stress levels, being submerged in water dulls the amount of sensory information that bombards your body, helping to bring on feelings of calm.
- Increases your energy levels:Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels through increased metabolic rate.
- Swimming improves your sleep: People who undertake vigorous exercise, such as swimming, are around twice as likely to report having a good night’s sleep.
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