Summer months provide the best conditions to go outside, enjoy some fresh air, sunny skies and get a healthy heart. Scientist recommended a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week to help you detox and relax the body, give you more energy, build up a healthy lifestyle and get a sense of achievement.
Sports such as walking, jogging and cycling can help lower the risk of heart and circulatory disease. Baseball, football or basketball are great team sports which are not only good for physical health but also build up your confident and sense of collectivity.
However, for those who love the cool and fresh water, swimming would be a great summer sport. Not only does it help you to strengthen your health, but also what is a better way to show off your great body on the beach with a stunning swimming suit or bikini.
There are many starter sessions open for register when the summer starts, you wouldn’t need any experience or pay for any special tools – Just show up and have a try.
If you are still considering, this is how swimming benefits you.
Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body, head to toe, and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns 500 calories almost as many as running. No matter what types of stroke you swim from sidestroke, freestyle to butterfly, muscle of the whole body works to move your body in the water while the water provides a gentle resistance to avoid damaging your bones and joints.
Swimming is recommended for people with injuries, disability and other issues as it help reduce pain and stiffness in muscles and improve recovery from an injury. Moreover, the humid environment of indoor pools or at the beach help the respiratory system to work easier. Not only that, breathing exercises like holding the breath, may help expand the lung capacity and gain control over the breathing.
Researchers also show that swimming helps manage stress, boosts your mood and improves your sleep. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels and greatly increased your metabolism.