Swimming has always been a good source of bonding moments with family and friends. But is that what swimming is all about, just for fun? What you may not know is that even if you only go swimming because you enjoy it or because you want to have a good time with your colleagues and relatives, you are actually gaining several benefits of swimming that you don’t usually get from other forms of exercise. Even without realizing it, you are reaping some good things from swimming.
It is a great relaxing and healthy activity --- and in fact, there are people who do this as a form of exercise, others do this for stress buster, some do this for therapeutic reasons, and most people do this for pleasure and enjoyment. Whatever the reasons may be, one thing for sure is true to all, swimmers get so many benefits from swimming.
Some of the countless benefits of swimming are: (1) shaping your body – providing a fitter and toner set of muscles, (2) serving a cardiovascular workout – keeps a healthy heart and lungs (3) strengthening pregnant women’s abdominal and shoulder areas – reduces the stress and stiffness because of carrying a baby, (4) healing of bone and muscles injuries – therapeutic remedy (5) less stressing – lower risk of injuries due to buoyancy, and allows more oxygen to flow for breathing regulation (5) improving blood circulation and blood pressure – keeps a good and balanced blood flow throughout the body, and (6) relaxing the mind – psychologically allows a refreshed mindset. There are still so many things that swimmers gain from doing regular swimming exercises, and they’ll not realize it but swimming has actually soothed their mind and body.
People who go and dip in the waters will actually enjoy several benefits of swimming --- physically, psychologically, emotionally, and socially. Physically, it gives a whole body conditioning, without giving any painful aftereffects of the exercises like strained muscles or overworked bones and joints or injuries. Psychologically, it gives the mind some moments of peace and calmness by just concentrating on the water and the strokes. Emotionally, it allows you to vent your anger, stress, or frustration by shouting underwater or punching and kicking the water, thus not hurting anyone. Socially, it serves as bonding times with family and friends or a time to meet new people.
It is indeed a fact that the benefits of swimming are innumerable and real, it depends on the person if he takes the chance to enjoy and experience these benefits.