Monday, May 28, 2012

Why You Should Need Swimming

I recently enrolled my kid and myself to a supposedly 15 - day swimming program. But, then our vacation was cut shorter, so, we managed to learn all the swimming techniques: freestyle, breast stroke, butterfly and back stroke.

swimming lessons with my kid and nephews

I somehow did well with butterfly and back stroke but had great difficulty with breaststroke. I initially need a swimming program as a cross training for my upcoming marathon and need for triathlon contest.

But, why do indeed we need swimming over and above safety? Its physical benefits include developing our muscles and strengthening our heart improving our blood circulation and oxygen delivery.

According to Bucknell University, swimming can improve our physical endurance, provides physical balance and helps maintain a healthy weight.

practicing breast stroke technique from our swimming coach

Further, swimming can improve the mental health of pregnant women and individuals addresses stress,  and  it can provide an avenue for differently - abled children to bond with families.

This is a low - impact exercise too that can do well on the pregnant women and the  elderly who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and joint stiffness.



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