The Benefits of Swimming for Your Health: Mind, Body, and Soul

Swimming works your whole entire body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart.

As you become fitter and are able to swim longer, your resting heart rate and respiratory rate will be reduced, making blood flow to the heart and lungs more efficient. On average, a swimmer can burn as many calories in an hour as a runner who runs six miles in one hour. Simply put, some call swimming the perfect form of exercise.

There are many other benefits of swimming such as whole body conditioning, low risk of injury, low impact exercise, improve blood pressure, and stress reduction. Swimming tones you upper and lower body because you are using almost all of your major muscle groups. Swimming causes no stress on your bones, joints or connective tissue due to buoyancy and the fact that you weight 1/10th less in water.

Also pregnant women prefer swimming because it helps strengthen the shoulder and abdominal muscles, which can be strained when carrying a baby. For the elderly, swimming helps relax stiff muscles and isn’t weight bearing. Women who have had mastectomy and those recovering from an injury often turn to swimming or water aerobic exercises because it’s low impact.

Swimming is extremely relaxing because it allows more oxygen to flow to your muscles and forces you to regulate your breathing.

 

 

Upcoming Events and Tradeshows

On January 28, 29 and 30th, Fitmax will be attending the Atlantic Pool and Spa Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Come and see our booth and enjoy our own swimmer display the iPool.

We are now selling filters!! Type A, D, and E filter cartridges will be $4 each. If you have a heater, your filter pump will be a type A and all other filter pumps will be a D or an E filter cartridge.

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