Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise and can help with a range of conditions. People suffering from arthritis can often not do exercises that are hard on the joints, such as jogging or aerobics, as these can cause discomfort and even injury to joints that are already painful and inflamed. Swimming is the perfect exercise here as the water offers a full-body cushion, protecting sore joints even as it exercises the muscles.
The resulting cushioning effect is one of the best advantages of swimming. While the water surrounding the body offers support, it also cools down the body so you never feel hot and sweaty while swimming, it also provides resistance, giving the whole body something to push against, working entire muscle groups rather than just one or two muscles at a time.
With all the energy being burned up with swimming, this sport is a great way to burn off more calories (considering that the swimmer is constantly moving or swimming and has no breaks between lengths. Calories burned will lessen with a slower speed and with any rest periods).
Swimmers tend to have excellent figures, well-toned without being too bulky and with broad shoulders, flat stomachs and narrow waists, swimming is a great way to get into good shape. Swimming is also fun, certainly more fun than jogging, and also provides the endorphin release responsible for the so-called ‘runner’s high’, meaning that even reluctant exercisers are more likely to stick at swimming for longer.
Swimming in the summer is no problem; it is when the cooler months arrive that reluctance to submerge oneself in chilly water becomes a serious obstacle to exercise! This can easily be handled with pool heat pumps in Perth. Installing a pool heater is a relatively simple process and can make all the difference between being uncomfortably cold and enjoying an ideal temperature for your morning or evening exercise without any discomfort.
If you swim a lot and get tired of being cold in winter, heat pumps could be the answer to your prayers!
(How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn?, active.com)