Just recently I’ve been swimming 3-4 days a week and already seen progress in strength, energy, and weight loss. Swimming is an aerobic sport that rapidly burns calories while being easy on your joints. Now that warmer months are quickly approaching be sure to check out your local pools for a membership. From simple laps to water aerobics, being in the pool will build muscle and burn calories in half the time. There are countless benefits to swimming but I’ve narrowed it down to the following.
keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
helps maintain a healthy weight
builds a healthy heart and lungs
tones muscles and builds strength
provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.