Swimming is perfect for your muscles, transforms you into a cardio goddess, and turns back the aging clock. Need more reasons to start swimming? We have got them right here. Let’s dive in.
When swimming, if you do not move constantly you are sinking! Plus, water is about 800 times heavier than air, so your muscles are constantly in resistance. Finally, try not to decide if today is a cardio day, every day should be a cardio day.
Swimming is easy
Yes, the low impact means swimming is a great workout for injured sporters who need to take it easy on their joints. But it can also mean more results. You can regularly swim at higher intensities without feeling tired. You can work hard for a day and still go swimming. Research in the International Journal of Sports Medicine shows that swimming is better than normal rest for exercise recovery.
Swimming is great for your lungs
If your face is under water, oxygen is absent. So your body will use oxygen more efficiently. In addition, every breath gives you more fresh air and expels more carbon dioxide with each exhalation. A study in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology showed that swimmers had better tidal volume (the amount of air moving in and out of the lungs during relaxed breathing) as compared to runners. This results in lower stress levels and lower blood pressure.
Swimming makes you a better runner
Because of your ability to take and use oxygen, swimming swells your stamina. That’s great news if you hope to finish your first half marathon this year. It also means that you can run faster miles after miles without winding. In 2013 the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in a sports study states that swimmers improve their running by 6 percent.
Swimming: anyone can do it
Whether you come back from an injury, pregnant, a new mother or an Ironman competitor, swimming, can give you a great training (as long as you know how you can swimming). You control the pace, the intensity and what you get from each session, he says.
Swimming reduces stress
While exercise-induced endorphins will do wonders for your stress levels, getting in the water for your workout may have its own special brand of mood-boosting benefits. Being submerged in water dulls the amount of sensory information that bombards your body, helping to bring on feelings of calm, according to a study published in Pain Research & Management. Researchers found that regular flotation tank sessions were effective at relieving symptoms in patients suffering from conditions related to chronic stress. No wonder you love soaking in the bathtub.
Swimming Turns Back the Clock
Regular swimmers are biologically 20 years younger than their mothers say they are. According to research from Indiana University. Scientists, even up until your 70th birthday, swimming affects blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system health, cognitive functioning, muscle mass, and blood chemistry to be much more similar to that of your younger self. Who needs night cream?
Benefits of Swimming: It Hits Otherwise Underworked Muscles
You don’t sit at your desk with your arms over your head. But when you’re in the pool, your arms are all over the place, meaning you need to work your often-neglected lats, deltoids, and traps. And we know you aren’t targeting those when you’re on a bike or pounding the pavement. Plus, since so much of swimming is about staying balanced and level in the water (while both your arms and legs are moving, mind you), swimming helps you develop the deep stabilizing muscles in your core and lower back that women often miss.
Blood flow to the brain increased by up to 14 percent when men submerged themselves in water up to their hearts, according to a Journal of Physiology study. Researchers believe water’s pressure on the chest cavity may have something to do with it, and they are now studying whether water-based workouts improve blood flow to the brain better than do land-based ones.
Swimming Opens You Up to Awesome Experiences
Want to hop off the back of a boat? Swim across the Channel? Go snorkeling in Egypt? Win every game of chess? Mastering swimming will help you do all that.
Swimming is a life skill. It opens the doors to a lot of fun things.
Source: Prive Sauna Akwa
Originally published at www.akwa.be.