Benefits of swimming

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Published: July 17, 2020

Swimming has always been one of the most recommended physical activities. We all know that there are a lot of good sides and after a good and long swim – we feel great! But, what are the actual benefits of swimming? How will it help your body and your mind? How does it affect your body? There are a lot of different offers of water sports in Dubai. We are sure that you can easily find something that fits you and your needs, and that you will love it!

One of the benefits of swimming is that it is suitable for everyone!

One of the greatest things about swimming is the fact that anyone can swim! No matter are you young, old, or have some problems with your joints. Or maybe you are recovering from some injury. Anyone can try swimming or water aerobics Dubai, it will help you. Swimming in the water doesn’t pressure your joints and it has a lot of more benefits than the usual sports. Of course, if you have any concerns you should always talk with your doctor and ask them about everything.

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Swimming is suitable for everyone

With swimming, you will improve muscle definition and strength

One of the best things about swimming is the fact that your whole body works. And that means that you will build and define muscles through your whole body. For example, if you take a look at runners they build their muscles in their legs. But with the swimming, while your legs are kicking, the arms are pulling. And the stomach tightens to power the legs and also to stabilize the core. This makes swimming one of the best aerobic exercises that will give you a total body workout. So, if you are on a diet, and you are counting your calories -you should add swimming to your activities, and you will lose weight in no time!

Swimming helps you to build bone mass

For a long time, researchers could not agree about this. But the latest study shows that swimming has a positive effect on or bone mass. To be exact, your Bone Mineral Density will be better recent studies show. So, if you have problems with your bones this is the exercise for you. And if you are not sure how to start you can search for freelance personal trainer Dubai that can help you with the initial exercises and your swimming. 

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Swimming can help you with bone density

One of the benefits of swimming is the flexibility

Swimming is an activity that activates your whole body. You will need to stretch, twist, and reach to swim through water. Your legs become like fins and you are pushing against the liquid pressure. This helps with flexibility and it will help you a lot. You can even try back pain exercises in the water since it will be much easier to perform them. Of course, this doesn’t replace your regular stretch exercises, this only helps to perform them easier.

Swimming is a great way to burn calories

We all know that one of the positive sides of swimming is the fact that you will burn calories easily. What most people do not understand is the fact that you will lose the same and even more calories swimming than running on the treadmill. Of course, this depends on the type of swimming you choose, as well as the intensity. For example, you will burn approximately 60 calories with the breaststroke swimming in 10 minutes. So, if you are looking for ways to burn more calories – swimming can be a great choice!

Swimming helps with depression and anxiety

Like any exercise – swimming can also bring those good emotions. It can give you a natural endorphin kick, and we can assure you that after good swimming you will feel relaxed and happy. As we already mentioned, swimming helps with stretching. And when you combine that with deep rhythmic breathing you will get a relaxed moment. Also, it is proven that the sound of water has a calming effect. So, simple swimming, no matter if it is in a pool or out in the open will help you feel happier and more relaxed.

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Swimming will help you to reduce anxiety and depression

One of the benefits of swimming is that it is good for people with injuries

Swimming is a great option for everyone. But one of the main benefits is the fact that people with injuries, disabilities, arthritis, and other issues that make exercising hard for them can swim without any problems. Swimming can even reduce inflammation and reduce pain. You can try different exercises that will help you feel better, depending on the type of issue you have.

Swimming brings benefits for people with asthma too

One of the good sides of swimming is that it helps people with asthma. It is a great activity. Breathing exercises and the humidity can help you to expand your lung capacity and help you gain more control over your breathing. Although, a lot of studies, agree that it would be much better if you used a pool that uses saltwater instead of chlorine. Chemicals used to treat pools can sometimes be a potential risk for people who have asthma.

You will sleep better

Recently, some studies show that people who swim regularly sleep better. Swimming also helps people with insomnia. People who suffer from different problems when it comes to sleeping have reported that after a good swim they can sleep much better. So if you have issues with sleeping, you can try swimming. The best part about swimming that it is easily accessible to everyone. You will easily find your favorite place and start swimming! And, after a good swim – you can visit a sauna! You will feel much better and you will sleep like a baby!

Swimming is great!

As you can see, there are numerous benefits when it comes to swimming. it can help you improve your sleep and lower your anxiety. But also it helps with injuries, bone density, asthma. And, swimming is a great way to get in shape and lose some weight. Swimming is simply a good option for everyone!




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