The Benefits of Swimming are numerous and well-documented, but some of us still haven't taken the plunge and added a few laps to our workout routine. Maybe we need a gentle reminder of a few of the benefits of swimming to change our minds! I've done some digging, and chatted with my personal trainer, and he had some advice tips to share. Here are 9 awesome benefits of swimming.
1. It's Perfect for People with Balance Issues
If you've ever suffered from vertigo, you know how debilitating it can be when you're trying to exercise. Not so with swimming! Your balance won't be an issue in the water, unless it's caused by an inner ear infection. If so, be sure to use ear-plugs, then dive right in!
2. It Won't Hurt Your Joints
One of the key benefits of swimming is that it's low-impact, which means it won't hurt or harm your joints. This is particularly helpful for people who suffer from back pain or arthritis, since getting better and combating and preventing pain often mean exercise. Swimming's perfect!
3. It's Great for Your Heart
Swimming is also an excellent source of cardio exercise, since it keeps your heart thumping without (as mentioned above) the stress on your joints. Marvelous!