Benefits of Swimming

Thursday, 30th August 2018

Fancy a change to your normal gym routine?

Why not try adding a few lengths in the pool to your fitness programme? For you can burn just as many calories in the water as you can on a treadmill!

And it doesn’t have to be all about pushing yourself to the limits – you can also have fun at the same time! You can burn between 90 and 220 calories from just splashing around and enjoying the warmth of the water.

But if you want to concentrate on swimming, you can burn between 150 and 370 at a moderate pace, or if you really want to go for it, you can lose between 220 and 550 calories in just 30 minutes.

Swimming for half an hour not only burns calories and is a great form of exercise, it reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by 40%; lowers the risk of diabetes; strengthens your lungs and helps improve symptoms of asthma.

As for the physical benefits, swimming increases upper body strength; improves the flexibility of muscles and joints; works out your glutes and quads – and best of all, releases endorphins to make you happy!

So what are you waiting for? Dive in to a whole new workout that should have you smiling :)

Click here to find out more about swimming with Pendle Leisure Trust.