Swimming has been a popular form of exercise for people of all ages for centuries. Competitive swimming has even been a part of the modern Olympic games since their inauguration in late 19th century Greece. While people have enjoyed swimming for so long, there are also many health benefits of swimming that few are aware of. Riverbend Sandler Pools, your Dallas pool builder, discusses the surprising health benefits of swimming that few actually know about.
Targets Many Areas
Unlike many activities, swimming helps work nearly every part of the body. You can target your core, legs, arms, glutes and back just from swimming laps or doing various water exercises. It’s an aerobic exercise, meaning your heart pumps the entire time, which also gives the full body a proper workout.
Easy on Joints
Swimming as a form of exercise is a great, low-impact activity, meaning it doesn’t put pressure on your joints. There are many exercises that, while great workouts, can be hard on different parts of the body over time, such as running or dancing. Because it’s low-impact, most people can enjoy the health benefits of swimming throughout their whole lives. It doesn’t put you at risk of injury like higher-impact activities and is therefore great for people of all ages!
One of the many health benefits of swimming is that it is a good workout in more ways than one. In addition to being good cardio, swimming is also an excellent form of strength training. However, because it is low-impact, it isn’t hard on the body like many other exercises. Water is very high resistance—about 12 times as resistant as air—which means it is more challenging on every part of the body equally. You can try a more challenging swimming routine by incorporating hand-held paddles or a kickboard for even more resistance.
Benefits for Many Health Conditions
People with many different medical conditions can enjoy the health benefits of swimming without putting themselves at risk. Pregnant women can especially enjoy swimming thanks to water’s buoyancy. (It’s even an especially good activity to continue if women swim before pregnancy!) People suffering from arthritis, back or joint pain, diabetes, or high cholesterol can all benefit from swimming as well.
Contact Your Dallas Pool Builder for More Information!
Having a home pool installed in your Dallas area backyard makes swimming for exercise all the more convenient. There’s no need to trek all the way to a neighborhood or public pool that may be too crowded to enjoy—swim on your own time and at your own pace! Riverbend Sandler, your Dallas pool builder, creates beautiful custom swimming pools for homeowners in the Dallas and Plano area. If you’re into doing serious swimming for exercise, our geometric in-ground pools are conducive to doing many laps. Whatever your family’s swimming needs, we’ll be sure to come up with the right solution for you. Stop by or contact us for more information today!
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