Considering that these days more and more people are becoming interested in their health and that sports activities are a must to stay fit and healthy you may want to know more about one of the most common types of physical activity.
Many people may not have enough time to practice sports and they only keep healthy diets. If you are honest with yourself, you know that it is not impossible to become a little more active than you usually are. You can be sure that after trying at least once, you may feel a bit better and more motivated to try again.
This article will try to make you aware of all the good things that can happen inside your body while you practice swimming activities. Besides all that, you will also find which the most common types of swimming are. Another thing that may raise your interest is to know if there are any risks for people who decide to practice such activities.
Almost everyone knows to swim. The persons who may not, they can learn it with ease. I heard someone say that once you are not afraid of water anymore, you will see that the water itself will teach you how to do it and all those beliefs such as that we can’t do it, are just in our brains. It is our second nature to swim and if you consider that the entire intrauterine life we spend it in a liquid, you can say that in fact it is our first nature. If you forget about these ideas, you will be able to consider yourself a small dolphin.
Swimming activity can bring along a huge number of benefits. It is a suitable sport for any person no matter the gender or the age. You may have tried other sports and you may have been in the situation of facing muscle cramps and sometimes you may have had back pains or any other unpleasant feelings that made you give up. This will not happen while you practice swimming activities.
Your body gets lighter in contact with water. Water has the ability of taking almost 90 % of your weight. This means that you will be able to double your exercises’ time, because you will not feel as tired as you may feel after an aerobic class. Swimming activities are the best when you suffer of joints pains, or arthritis. All your body muscles will be worked out in the same time and you will not even feel the effort.
Not only the muscles and joints will be fortified by swimming. In addition, the bones will be strengthened as well. If you decide to let your kids practice this type of sport you will enjoy the benefits it can bring to them. They will have a very beautiful and harmonious body. If you decide to practice this sport at older ages it will bring the same benefits especially if you add to it a healthy way of eating.
Beside ameliorating your joints pains, this activity will also improve their flexibility. Swimming exercises are the best stretching exercises possible. Every move that you make while you are under water forces your body to stretch in a very gentle manner. This is maybe the trick. When you are under water, your body is in a permanent movement. No other sport activity will cause that. Imagine that all this movement comes naturally without any difficult effort from your part.
Besides the external effects, that will become obvious for everyone, swimming activity can bring many other benefits for your internal organs. The main beneficiary is your heart. During this continuous activity, your heart is forced to pump more oxygen and this exercise will make it become stronger and healthier. Like that, you will prevent heart diseases or blood pressure issues. Another very interesting thing is that it reduces asthma symptoms. Not only your heart will be strengthened but also your lungs. They will start to function much better and so your breathing abilities will be better. This is the reason why asthma symptoms may be quite reduced.
We all know that the cholesterol from our blood is split in two, the good cholesterol also known as HDL and the bad cholesterol or LDL. We all have both types. Our main goal is to help the good one overcome the bad one. Swimming activities can help us do that with the smallest effort possible. An LDL smaller value can keep us away from heart diseases or even strokes.
Another disease that can be avoided by swimming is diabetes. Some people may think that sugar ingestion is the main cause for diabetes appearance. This is far from being true but a real enemy from this point of view can be a bigger weight than normal. Swimming activity can help you lose weight faster than other sports and in a more pleasant way. Only three swimming sessions, no longer than 30 minutes, can help you lose around 900 calories. This sport is recommended even if you already got this illness because it helps your organism to increase its sensitivity to insulin.
As any other sport activity, swimming can give you a great personal satisfaction. It can help you reduce the stress level and it will help you feel much happier than you were when you left from work. As you may already know, breathing exercises can be a real bless for your health.
Swimming can give you that and you do not even notice that you are making breathing exercises. Besides all that, swimming can be fun. You will feel relaxed and your brain will receive more oxygen, your heart will beat better and all your organs will thank you for that.
My personal opinion is that swimming is one of the most complex types of sport, the most challenging for your entire body, the one that can bring more benefits than any other sports and the one that makes you look sexier than ever no matter if you are a man or a woman.
There are different types of swimming that you can practice, especially if you are interested in performance. The most common swimming styles are breaststroke style, butterfly style, back style or free style. If you are a beginner in this type of sport, it will be better if you request a professional help from an instructor. Like that, he will be able to teach you how to do all these styles properly so you will not do it in van, or even worse, so you will not cause unnecessary injuries.
The risks of swimming
As any other type of sports, even if swimming was presented until now as the safest type of sport, it can also present some risks as well. We will start with some of the most common types of risks. The quality of the water in which you decide to swim is a very important decisional factor. It is very important when we choose a certain public pool, to assure ourselves that the hygiene measures are strictly respected.
Even the Chlorine level is very important because it may affects our eyes, skin and lungs quite easy. Also other things that can put our health in danger in a public swimming pool are the germs that can be in the water and which can cause a wide variety of health disorders and illnesses, such as hepatitis type A, e coli disease, digestive issues, skin funguses and even genital infections.
This seems to be enough to scare you. You should not think that you are not safe anywhere you may go. You just have to make some researches before you choose the best place for you. Not everyone can afford a private pool, but there are places where the owners are very strict related to the beneficiaries’ behavior.
With all these things being said by me and read by you, you may be more interested in this type of activity so you can keep yourself healthier and to live longer. It will help you very much to get rid of other addictive habits that may not be too healthy for you.