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4 More Reasons To Start Swimming Today

Whether you’re an avid competitor or just learning the difference between freestyle and butterfly, the benefits of swimming extend far beyond the pool. From organ health to injury prevention, there’s a lot to be gained from adding water into your regular cardiovascular routine.

Here are just a few of the reasons why:

It’s A Life-Saver.

Did you know that drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide? And while that statistic is frightening to consider, basic level swimming skills can help to prevent such fatalities. Today, swimming is the only sport that is also considered to be a life-saving skill.  

It’s Good For Your Health.

As a form of exercise swimming is known to improve cardiovascular health, breathing and endurance. In addition, studies also suggest that swimming just 30 minutes a week can help to guard against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

It Keeps Your Muscles Safe.

Aside from engaging a variety of muscle groups including the lats, back, shoulders, triceps, core, quads, hamstrings and glutes, swimming promotes regeneration and injury prevention. As a result, it is an ideal fitness option for individuals with injury, chronic pain or osteoarthritis.  

It Helps To Eliminate Stress.

That’s right. According to swimming.org light swimming and regular water activity can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your sleep patterns.

Currently ranked the 4th most popular sport in the United States, it’s no wonder that swimming is continuing to gain traction both here and abroad. However, now it’s time to hear from you.

What are some of the reasons you swim? Comment down below!

And if you’re interested in more posts like this one be sure to check out our blog on swimming as a form of cross training here.

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