With summer being right around the corner, swimming is becoming popular. It is a fun activity for the whole family. With swimming, there are many health benefits that go unnoticed. I also love the competitive nature of swimming. I loved watching both Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin go for gold in the Olympics. Records were even broken! These health benefits are especially great for older people. In this article, I am going to be breaking down the health benefits that swimming provides. I am going to tell you why you need to implement it into your lifestyle as soon as possible.
- It builds endurance
When you swim for a long time, your body builds endurance. In other words, you will be able to do more longer. This is especially great for older people who are lacking in energy. Don’t think it builds endurance? Try treading water for ten minutes straight or even try swimming a few laps and you will see what I mean.
- Builds up the cardiovascular system
When you age, you become more susceptible to diseases like heart disease and coronary artery disease. Swimming combats these by increasing circulation throughout your body. When you swim, you engage multiple muscles all throughout your body. You also use special breathing techniques. One of the main reasons why I would recommend swimming for older people is because it takes stress off of their joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments. All in all, swimming is a super fun activity that I would recommend to everyone.