Swimming is a great low impact exercise
Some exercise can be rough on the joints. Swimming is a great alternative and saves on joint damage.
Swimming is a whole body workout
You may not feel as if your working out hard as you feel the comfort of sunshine on your face and cool pool water against your skin but swimming burns as many calories as any other workout.
Calories burned by stroke:
Swimming can be a great cardio and strength trying workout all in one
Swimming can tone your cardiovascular system and help you to breath with more endurance. As water is more dense than air, you will work every muscle in your body and burn calories while gliding through the pool
Exercise in the water is great for injuries
Water buoyancy keeps your body afloat but also gives it resistance that will ,make movements a little challenging. Swimming offers less pressure off of your joints and makes for a good choice of activity for injuries.
Water can boost your mood naturally
Exercise and swimming offer particular mood boosting capabilities. Water can put you into a tranquil state of mind and can ease anxiety and stress
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Certified Pool Operator and Technician Mike Sullivan