Swimming is not only for recreation and sports, it is a healthy all-round activity that you can continue for a lifetime. Doing a regular swim is a great workout as the whole body needs to move against the resistance of the water, thus keeping you fit aside from having fun.
Splashing around maybe considered as a low-impact activity but has a lot of mental and physical health benefits:
- Builds strength and tones muscles
- Builds endurance and cardiovascular fitness
- Alleviates stress
- Helps a lot in maintaining a healthy heart and lungs
- Better weight management
- Improves flexibility
Swimming is a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise yet best be certain you know how to swim and do so in a safe environment. Below is a Premier Pools infographic that illustrates the many health benefits of swimming.