Swimming is a water sport that many people like and practice from baby to the elder. However, not everyone knows the wonderful benefits that this sport brings up.
- Preventing and treating obesity
Swimming is a sport which requires movement from head to toe, enhancing blood circulation of the body vascular system, increasing fat consumption and promoting muscle’s development of the limbs, abdomen, thighs and back as well as strengthening internal organs function and enhancing the body’s resistance.
In addition, swimming is an aerobic exercise with the lowest impact and pressure on the joints. According to studies, swimming will consume about 790calo / hour.
- Preventing and treating arthritis
In fact, your body is less impacted from the water pressure when swimming, so it reduces the pressure on the joints, eliminating the risk of pain in the back, knee and muscle groups like participating in other activities. Health experts also said that swimming makes joints work better, and is effective in curing chronic arthritis. Especially the elderly or those who are suffering from back pain, swimming will be an ideal method to reduce it.
- Beneficial for respiratory
Scientists said that swimming helps increase your lung capacity significantly. In which, the vital capacity of the athlete’s lungs is bigger than normal from 1.5 to 2 liters. And of course, the bigger your lung capacity is, the more enduring you work, creating favorable conditions for breathing and reduce asthma attacks, especially for smokers.
- Good for circulation
Water pressure on the legs and arms is also beneficial for the blood circulatory system. Water pressure plus the muscle’s pressure on the blood vessels will help blood flow back to the heart and lungs better.
Swimming 30 to 60 minutes each day for 3 to 4 days a week can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Besides, as a form of regular physical activity, swimming can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Preventing and treating insomnia or nervous depression
When you swim, your body is massaged naturally which helps promote neurons and the circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems as well as excretory system are improved and enhanced, thus effectively working for the insomnia or neurasthenia.
- Preventing and treating venous disease
When swimming, you have to regularly move by foot in the water, increasing muscle activity, so it helps massage the blood veins, promote the movement of blood and eliminate blood congestion, leading venous disease prevention. Dr. Jousselin, Director of National Institute said that swimming will cause the blood to the heart and brain better.