One of the most strenuous exercises that you can put your body through is swimming for 20 to 30 minutes daily. It is an excellent form of exercise that relaxes your body and mind while toning your muscles and improving your stamina. It also enhances your breathing. Since it is an aerobic exercise it helps to reduce weight and offers a cardio workout at the same time. Due to its various health benefits it is in high demand these days.
Swimming is known to be effective in keeping away any form of cardiovascular disorders. It is effective in doing so since it helps in maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol. It also reduces the risk of a stroke and improves lung capacity and diabetes.
When you swim you increase the flexibility of your joint. This happens at a greater proportion than when you indulge in other physical activities. Thus it is a great workout for those who are looking at reducing weight and shedding pounds in a short span of time.
It is extremely safe and beneficial for pregnant women to go swimming. It helps in easing the discomfort at night caused by backaches and leg cramps. As a matter of fact swimming for 30 minutes every alternate day will help to ease chronic back pain as well.
Swimming helps in toning muscles. When you swim your arms and legs are under pressure and this helps to tone the muscles in the area. You also exert pressure on your stomach and chest thereby giving your entire body a workout.
Swimming regularly is known to lower blood pressure and increase circulation. This increases metabolism and in turn helps to control weight gain. You will normally feel hungry after a workout; this is your body’s way of telling you that all unnecessary calories have been burnt and it is in need of nutrition.
The best form of exercise to indulge in post surgery is swimming since it offers you a total body workout with minimum possibility of accidents. It also helps to ease any discomfort of joints pain and cramps that you may experience if you choose any other form of exercise.