Swimming is not just a competitive sport. Swimming is not just for olympic athletes. Swimming is the perfect sport for a lifetime of fun and fitness. It is the perfect cardio workout for those who don’t like to sweat! Since the water keeps you cool, even as your heart gets a workout, you may even be able to keep going for a longer time than if you were running, plus swimming is easy on your joints and your muscles.
Swimming is usually a medium intensity level activity that uses your lower and upper body muscles for a steady workout. Swimming is a great workout for your entire body, including your core, arms, legs, glutes and back. Swimming increases your flexibility and is a great aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping. Swimming will make you stronger using water resistance which is about 12 times the level of air resistance. Swimming is definitely low-impact. The water gives you buoyancy, so you’ll float through your exercise session without putting pressure on your joints or muscles.
If you are thinking of swimming for fitness plan on doing a few hours of swimming each week and you can even mix it in with other cardio workouts. If you don’t already know how to swim, we offer swim lessons. It’s good to know how to swim, for safety’s sake, even if you aren’t planning to make swimming your main workout.
If you are looking for a great aerobic and complete body workout, swimming provides all that and more.
People often wonder if it is ok to swim if they have a health condition.
The buoyancy of the water will take stress off your joints. If you swam before you became pregnant, you will likely be able to continue swimming unless you have a problem with your pregnancy. Make sure to consult your doctor before starting a swim program during pregnancy.
Swimming is a great aerobic workout for people with most types of arthritis. It can take the load off your joints and help prevent injuries. It is also a good choice if you have low back pain. Check with your doctor first if you are having joint pain, have had a recent injury, joint replacement, or are having an arthritis flare.
Swimming as an aerobic exercise can be a very important part of your diabetes treatment plan. It will help you burn calories, lose weight, and keep your blood sugars under control. If you have high cholesterol, you will also benefit from swimming. It can help you lower your bad LDL cholesterol and raise your good HDL cholesterol. Here is a great article with more information on the positive effects of swimming on diabetes.
If you are looking to swim for fitness we offer swimming lessons and swim fitness classes to fit your schedule our pool is heated and indoors and our instructors are trained to help you get the most out of your swimming routine. Contact us today find a class.