The health benefits of swimming

Posted by Zoggs Team on

 

The health benefits of swimming

Swimming is an exercise that benefits the whole body and it’s ideal way to strengthen your muscles. Accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability, swimming makes you feel stronger and healthier. What’s more if you mix your strokes, you can target different parts of your body. Front crawl for example is great for the upper body and strengthening muscles in your back, abdomen and torso with breaststroke good for the lower limbs. Because it’s low impact and supports up to 90% of the body, swimming is also ideal for injured athletes. The perfect way to keep fit and stay active.  

 


 As well as the obvious benefits, swimming can help keep your blood pressure low, reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes. The humid environment can make swimming a great activity for those of you with asthma – helping breathing and lung capacity.

Swimming is one of the best ways to burn calories. A gentle 30 minute swim can burn twice as many calories as walking with a faster longer swim burning up to 500 calories per hour!

As with all exercise, swimming releases endorphins in the brain. But there’s something therapeutic about being in the water. Not only does it help you relax your body, clear your mind and reduce anxiety, it’s said to reduce stress more so than any other sport. It also boosts brain health and mood plus you can do it with your mates!

 Finally, swimmers are said to be biologically younger with those heading to pool regularly helping blood pressure, cholesterol levels and cardiovascular performance along with the central nervous system.

Older Post Newer Post


Related posts
Big Husky Triathlon Event

Big Husky Triathlon Event

This year we wanted to show our support to our triathlete family, when the Shimano...

Read more


The health benefits of swimming

The health benefits of swimming

  The health benefits of swimming Swimming is an exercise that benefits the whole body...

Read more


Laps For Life - Challenge Yourself

Laps For Life - Challenge Yourself

Challenge yourself this March with Laps for Life and swim to save lives.

Read more


How we are changing

How we are changing

    From reducing our plastic consumption within our packaging, to using recycled plastic bottles...

Read more


Short or Long? Which Fin is Best

Short or Long? Which Fin is Best

Why do I need fins and should I use Long or Short Blades?

Read more


Which Back is Best?

Which Back is Best?

There are so many swimsuit styles available, but what's really the difference between them? Well,...

Read more


Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips  A  pull buoy  is designed to help you focus on...

Read more


Swimming aids for children up to 5

Swimming aids for children up to 5

Swimming aids for children up to 5 Swimming aids are a great way to build water confidence when children...

Read more


Build Water Confidence with Pool Games

Build Water Confidence with Pool Games

Build water confidence with pool games  We all know if you start kids off in...

Read more


Our Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle is Here!

Our Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle is Here!

Our Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle is Here! We believe everyone should experience the joy of...

Read more


The NEW Phantom Goggle 2.0 is Here

The NEW Phantom Goggle 2.0 is Here

The NEW Phantom Goggle 2.0 is Here   The new Phantom goggles have arrived with the...

Read more


Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers

Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers

Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers   Our Learn to Swim range is designed to...

Read more