Swimming is one of the most fun activities that the whole family can engage in. Not only is it entertaining for everyone involved but it also provides many health benefits that go unnoticed. I also love the competitive nature of swimming. I loved watching Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin compete against other fellow Olympians a few summers ago. In this article, I am going to be going over the many benefits that swimming has on your body and overall health in general. I am also going to be going over why you need to implement it into your lifestyle as soon as possible, especially you older people.
- It builds endurance
One of the many things that swimming does is it builds endurance. This is especially good for you older people who can’t keep up with you could when you were younger. When you start implementing swimming, you will find out that you will be more energized throughout the day. In other words, you will be able to get more things done.
- It builds your cardiovascular system
One of the many things swimming combats is coronary artery disease and heart disease, two big concerns when you get to a certain age. This is because you have to use certain breathing techniques while engaging many muscles throughout your body. Swimming also takes a lot of stress off of your bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints. All in all, swimming is a great activity. Not only is it fun but there are so many health benefits with it.