5 reasons to take up swimming

Why should you swim? The answer to this ques­tion is sim­ple: swim­ming is good for the whole body, for all ages with­out excep­tion, at any time of the year.

It is swim­ming that is the sim­plest, not requir­ing mate­r­i­al costs, way to calm the ner­vous sys­tem. Yes, what is there to reas­sure, makes the nerves strong, like ropes. It per­fect­ly relieves both mus­cle and psy­cho­log­i­cal ten­sion, relieves stress.


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1. Already after 2–3 months of reg­u­lar train­ing, the fig­ure becomes ath­let­ic, the mus­cles are tight­ened, the skin is smooth and clean. Dur­ing swim­ming, all (!) mus­cle groups devel­op, tho­racic osteo­chon­dro­sis dis­ap­pears, sco­l­io­sis is cured (in the ini­tial stage). Legs are get­ting slim­mer before our eyes. The joints are strength­ened and the cor­rect pos­ture is formed. After all, many of us spend most of the day at the com­put­er or hunched over our gad­gets. In water, the spine acquires a hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion, its mobil­i­ty and elas­tic­i­ty of the back mus­cles improve, which means that prop­er nutri­tion of the tis­sues is restored, and as a result, back pain dis­ap­pears. Crawl, back­stroke and breast­stroke are best for slouch­ing.


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2. Dai­ly swim­ming for just 30 min­utes burns from 250 calo­ries. Swim­ming speeds up meta­bol­ic process­es and allows you to quick­ly get rid of fat and extra pounds. But­ter­fly swim­ming gives the great­est effect. This is the most ener­gy-inten­sive style. Dur­ing swim­ming, not only the legs and arms work. The abdom­i­nal mus­cles are also involved. Dol­phin style is the best way to get rid of bel­ly fat.

3. As for the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem, there is no bet­ter pre­ven­tion of heart dis­ease: pres­sure in the arter­ies improves, blood cir­cu­la­tion improves, the res­pi­ra­to­ry appa­ra­tus trains, car­diac activ­i­ty improves, blood ves­sels strength­en. The syn­chro­nous work of the mus­cles, coor­di­nat­ed with the res­pi­ra­to­ry move­ments, strength­ens the res­pi­ra­to­ry mus­cles, increas­es the tone and increas­es the vital vol­ume of the lungs. At the same time, the lungs con­sume the max­i­mum pos­si­ble amount of oxy­gen, which enters all organs and sys­tems of the body.


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4. With the improve­ment of blood cir­cu­la­tion, the whole body is hard­ened, immu­ni­ty is strength­ened and resis­tance to colds increas­es, the mech­a­nisms of ther­moreg­u­la­tion are improved. As a result, the abil­i­ty to adapt to changes in the exter­nal envi­ron­ment devel­ops.

5. Swim­ming also elim­i­nates exces­sive sweat­ing, because in the water the body cools, the pores nar­row, sweat is released in much small­er quan­ti­ties.

Many peo­ple have a fear of water, but by over­com­ing it with the help of com­plete immer­sion in water, by learn­ing how to breathe and con­trol your body in water, you will get rid of this pho­bia and become more emo­tion­al­ly sta­ble.

You need to start swim­ming in child­hood. In gen­er­al, it is bet­ter to learn to swim ear­li­er than to walk. But if you were unlucky and there was no chil­dren’s pool in your city, then you can start swim­ming at any age.

Source: Home Doc­tor mag­a­zine


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