Physical fitness has been stressed upon by almost each and every one we know. This is because it is true that indeed ‘health is wealth’. But recently it has been noticed that people are somehow just unable to look after their physical fitness because of packed and hectic schedules each day. This is why it is recommended that in you cannot make time for exercise each day, then you should go for swimming. Swimming is a skill that is very important every one. In fact, it literally fun coupled with exercise for the body. There cannot be a sport that is more refreshing. Read ahead to know how swimming can help you.
- Breathing: If you know swimming, then I am sure that you know how important it is to have controlled breathing. This means that you constantly need to take in air through your mouth and then let it go through your nose underwater. While it may seem simple when you are reading this article on your laptop and phones screens, it is indeed quite challenging to do is while moving your hands and legs under water. This is what actually helps you to improve your heart and lungs capacity as well as functioning.
- Muscle use: When you are swimming, you need to constantly make use of your hands and legs. This is very important because without this, you will not be able to cross the pool past. Every stroke that you do, be it freestyle, backstroke, butterfly or simply duck swimming, you will need to make use of the body muscles. This is why first-time swimmers experience body pain. Gradually, this pain fades away as the body gets accustomed to this daily exercise. This is why it is recommended that should swim for at least half an hour to forty-five minutes daily.
- Posture improvement: You may have often heard long motivational talks on why it is important to sit straight. Well, it actually is! but, our work is just so tiring that by the end of the day, we just feel like being sloppy and slouching. This is where swimming can help you. a lot to improve your posture. This is because you will have to be straight while swimming and your shoulders will also get an opportunity to be broad instead of locked in. Incorrect posture can lead to a lot of back problems in later life.
- Weight control: Lastly, swimming helps to control your weight. This is because not only does it help you to lose body fat by burning calories but actually regulates your food consumption. The result is that you feel extremely hungry when you are done with swimming and then you burn that fat as well. That is what is known as improved metabolic rate. There is no chance that fats get accumulated in your body at all. However, it is also vital that you need to look after your diet and not just rely on junk food.