The temperatures are rising, which means it’s finally time for the pools to open! Swimming is more than just a fun summer activity and an easy way to cool off. It turns out swimming has some major health benefits and is a form of exercise that is easy on the body. Forget the sweaty gym this summer and get in the pool for a workout and some relaxation. If you’re in need of more relief, Wisniewski Chiropractic is a chiropractor in Omaha, NE. Our team is ready to get you back to feeling better.
Benefits of swimming
Full body workout
Swimming uses all muscles in the body, making it a full-body workout! By swimming, there is no impact on your joints which makes it easy to perform cardio without risk of injury. Doing any water exercise for around 30 to 45 minutes in a pool is equivalent to the same activity on land. Your body is forced to work against the water in the pool, so harder workouts take less time. Swimming is good as an overall workout if you're looking to tone muscles, build strength, increase heart rate and build endurance.
Good for the cardiovascular system
Not only are your muscles being worked while swimming, but your heart and lungs are working hard as well. Therefore, when you regularly participate in swimming as a form of exercise blood pressure can be lowered, blood sugar can be more controlled and the risk of death decreases.
Reduces pain and improves recovery from injuries
If you want to stay active while recovering from an injury, being in the water puts less stress on the body, and relaxes the nervous system. When supporting yourself in the water it can help strengthen muscles and improve balance and stability. Those who suffer from an injury, arthritis, disability or are unable to participate in high-impact exercise can get relaxation and exercise out of swimming.
Burns lots of calories
Forget walking on the treadmill with a steep incline, swim some laps instead! Swimming isn’t only way more fun, but it is easier on your joints and the resistance of the water makes burning calories a breeze.
Improves mood and manages stress
When swimming you might notice an increase in your mood, this is due to a release of endorphins. Feel-good hormones and chemicals are released in the brain such as serotonin and endorphins that are energizing and reduce stress.
Great during pregnancy
Getting in the pool can be about relaxing and not always about being active. Swimming can help in multiple ways during pregnancy including relieving nausea, reducing pressure off of the baby bump and lower back, improves blood circulation, relieves swelling, relieves back pain and can improve cardiovascular health.
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