The Benefits of Swimming

by Pool Builders on 07-04-2010 in Articles

All over the world people love to swim in the water and feel the cool, refreshing feel of it as they dip into a pool or other body of water. It's a form of recreation, and also in many countries it is a sport, with people swimming competitively and even taking it to professional levels.

If you compare the number of swimming related injuries to injuries from other sports, you see that there are fewer swimming injuries, which has to be a point of interest. People go to swim in public pools, lakes and water parks.

This is because many people are aware of the need for exercise for health and well being. It is best to be fit and have a strong and healthy body that has the lowest risk possible of getting injured. Many experts in health and fitness recommend swimming as a great way to get fit and include it as an important part of a fitness regimen.

Swimming is great all purpose exercise too. It helps the body with everyday circulation, and also strengthens muscle, making you stronger in many parts of your body. It is a cardiovascular exercise, and improves circulation and heart health. At the same time it is low impact and so is appropriate for people who might not be able to do another form such as running.

As a full-body exercise swimming can't be beat. It's also a great way to relax. If you want to lose weight and look better swimming will help with that. It's also a really nice way to release stress and relax. This is why so many people of means have a swimming pool at home.

You can make a living with water sports also. You can work as a lifeguard at a public pool or a beach. You have to have lifeguards in case someone struggles in the water and starts to drown and needs saving. Expert swimmers can also become swimming coaches or instructors and help those who aren't yet strong at swimming.

Humans are naturally buoyant, and swimmers who tire can float. Water is more resistant than air, though, so moving through it takes effort. Therefore water-based exercises help the metabolism to climb, and help get a person used to more activity.

New swimmers should be swimming with supervision for safety's sake. A swimming coach is often a good idea. Going into a pool alone if you can't swim can be a fatal mistake.

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