8 Health Benefits Of Swimming


Hey there, viewers! Tired of winter? You and me both. But not to worry, summer is just around the
corner. While there are plenty of workouts you can
try, none are more satisfying than swimming. Were you aware that swimming is more than
just a fun warm weather activity, and also has plenty of great health benefits? This is why once the temperature gets cozier,
you’ll want to jump into that bathing suit. Let’s talk about the benefits of swimming. How many calories can it burn? Can it improve your quality of sleep? Does swimming help your asthma? We’re talking all that AND more… Burns Calories Swimming serves as a great way to shave off
the extra weight you’ve collected over the winter. Keep this in mind, though. The amount of calories you burn, as well as
the time it takes to do so depends on several factors. These include weight, body type, age, gender
and intensity. One minute of high-intensity aerobic exercise
is equal to two minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. It has been said that men burn up to 15 more
calories than women while working out. Muscle mass and metabolism are also crucial
elements in the calorie burning process. The more muscle mass you have, the higher
your metabolism will be. This allows you to drop these calories easier. Your weight is very important while swimming. The more weight on your body, the more calories
you burn. If you are around 160 pounds, you have the
chance to burn 423 calories after one hour of laps in the pool. Now that is an intense workout. Imagine if you were over 200 pounds, After
a 60 minute swim, you could burn close to 1000. What better reason to look forward to the
pool this summer! Well there’s several more you might want
to consider. You’ll Feel Happier Swimming has amazing benefits on your mental
health. Once you step into a pool, it’s like an
automatic mood booster. In Great Britain for example, swimming was
shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression on 1.4 million adults. Many of their visits to the doctor had reduced
as well. Have you ever heard of endorphins? Endorphins are hormones produced within your
central nervous system often released as a “feel-good” reward. In the case of swimming, the calm and relaxing
feeling of being underwater releases these compounds and reduces any stress you may have
felt before you stepped into the pool. In a 2015 study, over a 100 people were surveyed
before going swimming, 44 of whom reported symptoms of depression and overall stress. After getting out of the pool, only 8 of the
44 claimed to still feel miserable. Swimming is also said to benefit people suffering
from dementia. Another study from 2014 indicated that elderly
dementia patients who took part in a 12-week aquatic program showed an improvement in their
mood by the end. All Types of Muscles Are Worked When you go for a dip, a wide variety of muscles
are put to the test. We’re talking about your core abs, shoulders,
deltoids, forearms, upper back, glutes and hamstring. Even a good thirty-minutes of back and forth
time in the water can serve as an intense full-body workout. Training in a swimming pool can increase the
health of your heart, help sculpt your muscles, and build strength. This is especially beneficial for older people
who are looking for a workout. The water puts very little pressure on your
joints and muscles. Patients with arthritis frequently report
experiencing less physical pain when swimming, along with a higher functional capacity. Those who suffer from multiple sclerosis would
be happy to learn that the buoyancy your limbs experience while in water make their exercises
much easier. Swimming is what’s referred to as a low-impact
workout. This is typically a physical activity that
is less straining on your body than our usual workout. Due to the moderate level of resistance your
body has to put up with, strength training in water is much easier. Reduces Risk of an Early Death Swimming can help you maintain your blood
pressure level. Were you aware that when compared to non-swimmers,
those who swim have half the risk of dying? That news alone almost makes you want to find
the nearest public pool and dive right in. A 2016 study showed that 8 weeks of swim training
has significant effects on your blood pressure, blood supply and arterial stiffness. People suffering from hypertension would greatly
benefit from a trip to the neighborhood pool this summer. Pools are wonderful places to feel relieved. And NO, not in the way you’re thinking! Get your mind out of the gutter… There’s lots of great internal functions
that improve after swimming. This is a great lead in to our next benefit… But before we continue, are you looking to
improve your overall health. Perhaps you’ll enjoy our video discussing
what eating papaya everyday does to your body. Also, are you concerned about keeping your
child healthy? Try 16 Effective Remedies For Curing Your
Child’s Cough. Now let’s continue our list of the benefits
to swimming. Improve Function of Lungs Do you suffer from asthma? Well prepare to breathe a little easier. Literally. Swimming allows your lung capacity to flourish. Seriously! Have you seen these professional swimmers
and how long they can hold their breath? You’d think they had the gills of a freaking
fish! Dunking your head underwater and holding your
breath can expand your lungs. Wider lung capacity means stronger lungs. A person who normally has trouble breathing
may see an improvement. A higher lung capacity has been linked to
a reduced chance of cardiovascular disease. Keep in mind, if you are looking to swim in
order to treat your asthma, you may want to do it in a natural body of water. Some studies have shown that the chemicals
in pools may actually cause your lungs to have a reaction. Much Better Sleeps If one thing’s for sure, we could all use
a good snooze these days. Recent studies have shown that the stress
from regular exercise actually hurts your ability to sleep easier. But diving into your local pool can improve
the quality of your sleep significantly. Did you know that roughly one in four Americans
develop insomnia each year? This means that 25% of the country’s population
can’t sleep. Research has implied that if you’ve been
suffering from this disorder, swimming can boost your ability to snooze. Unlike regular exercise, where the high-stress
impact can greatly affect your body, water makes you weightless. Exercising in your pool can be an attack on
all fronts. But don’t worry, if a good kind of attack
exists, this is probably the closest thing to it. When swimming, you are stretching your muscles,
burning calories and relaxing your mind all at once. This is what your body wants in order to fall
asleep. Helps Injuries If you have recently been hurt, one of the
best ways of rehabilitation is to expose yourself to a swimming pool! Again, NOT what you are thinking. In order to smooth out the healing process,
exercising in a swimming pool will make a difference. Here, the water will strengthen your muscles
and ligaments. Remember, swimming is a low impact exercise. Surrounding your body with water gives you
a great support system as there is limited physical pressure on the body to perform. Swimming has specific benefits for those suffering
from back injuries. If your back has been hurt, try working backstrokes
in the water, as it is much more comfortable for you to move around. You Get In Touch With Nature Like I mentioned earlier, swimming pools can
have a lot of chemicals floating around. If you’re looking for a fresh take on life
and would like more exposure to nature, head for a lake… Or even an ocean! Were you aware that spending time in the wild
can boost your health in a variety of ways? I don’t mean living with the wolves. I’m talking about basking in the beauty
of nature. People over the age of 70 who spend time outdoors
every day report feeling less pain in their muscles and bones. Could you imagine taking a dip in a cool,
clean lake? Your body would be screaming thanks. And the great thing is that you don’t have
to be over 70 to enjoy the great outdoors. I’m talking to all you youngins watching
this right now! Spending time freshening up in a natural body
of water will boost your mental and physical health in ways you can’t imagine when sitting
in a water park. Again, if you’re going to swim in natural
waters, make sure that it’s not polluted. You don’t want to be leaving the lake with
a third arm. If you’re not near a clean body of water,
how about making it a goal to visit one over the summer? We are only a few short months away! Do you often go swimming? Are you considering it after watching this
video? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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  2. Do you often go swimming? Are you considering it after watching this video? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  3. I love swimming but i love diving even more, every summer i love to go deep in the ocean look for beautiful fish and to feel fresh while having fun💙

  4. Great info. Thanks for being an inspiration. I just started my channel(Admut Remedies) thanks to you Bestie. Please keep inspiring and sharing.

  5. I love swimming. I can relate to almost every benefit so I guess I’d better get moving lol. Thanks, I love your videos. They are very informative 😊xoxo 🇦🇺

  6. I can never get tired of winter. It is my favorite season. As well as Autumn. I don't even know why I even watch this video. Seeing that I am 40 years old. And the last time I had worn a swimsuit was back in the summer of 2002. Which was also the last time I have been in a pool. And that was because I was trying to teach myself how to swim. Since I had gotten so tired of not being able to swim. After almost drowning I quickly gotten out of the pool. And I decided not to ever do that again. I haven't been back in the pool since. I still can't swim. And I have since learn to live with the fact I can't swim. I would rather just stay with my treadmill if I want to burn calories and lose weight. At least I won't run in to a risk of drowning with the treadmill.

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