How swimming regularly helps you stay away from chronic diseases

Swimming is an immense popular sport, especially in Australia. Its fun, but more than that it keeps the body fit, stay healthy and also make friends. Moreover, swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime. It is a low-impact activity which has plenty of physical and mental benefits.

Let’s know some health benefits of swimming

  • keeps the heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
  • ensures endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • helps in maintaining healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
  • toning of muscles and builds strength
  • gives an all body workout

Swimming is accessible for all age groups, skill and fitness levels. Before you get started, you will need a pair of swimming trunks and some goggles.

However, not just health, there are also other benefits to swimming

  • relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
  • alleviating stress
  • improves coordination, balance and posture
  • flexibility
  • therapy to injuries and conditions

Most important, Water based exercises and that too particular swimming, can help people with chronic diseases. For people with arthritis, it improves use of affected joints without worsening symptoms. People with rheumatoid arthritis have more health improvements after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities. Water activities and trainings will also improve the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis.

Swimming benefits both men and women with their mental health

Especially, swimmers have about half the risk of death compared with inactive people. People report enjoying water based activities more than exercising on land.

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