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Amazing Benefits of Swimming That Will Push You to Make It a Habit

Team StoryWeavers|February 09, 2023, 14:09 IST|

‘Swimming is simply moving meditation’. ― Cesar Nikko Caharian

Swimming is a familiar activity for most of us. Some of us may know how to swim, and some may have seen others swim. We also know that swimming is an excellent way to exercise. But do we know some of the other impressive benefits of swimming

Let’s explore the benefits of swimming today!

Five impressive benefits of swimming

Swimming is not only a fun and efficient form of exercise for children, but it is also an appealing option for adults who want to stay active as it offers some wonderful benefits. Here are a few amazing benefits of swimming

Makes us feel better: Like any other exercise, swimming also helps people feel better. Swimming, like other exercises, helps the brain to release special feel-good chemicals such as endorphins and dopamine. That is why, people feel good after a physical activity such as swimming. 

Makes us stronger: The muscle groups in the body get a nice workout while swimming, which means that all the muscles in the body are used. As a result of this, swimming makes us stronger. However, for this to happen, we must swim regularly. 

Keeps the brain healthy:  Swimming is known to help your brain function better as it increases blood flow to the brain. It also makes you more alert and may help you remember things better.

Low-impact exercise:   Swimming is one of the low-impact exercises that takes the stress or pressure away from the joints. It is especially beneficial for the elderly and those recovering from injury. 

Encourages social interaction: Only one individual must be present to swim. However, participating in swimming competitions and meeting new people at the swimming club may help you stay motivated to keep swimming and benefit from swimming for a longer time.

A child learning to swim

Swimming is one of the best ways to exercise and stay healthy because it provides numerous health benefits. Before you enter the swimming pool, do ensure that you are wearing appropriate swimming attire like swimsuits and goggles. Also, check the depth and water temperature before entering the pool. Go through the rules and regulations of the swimming pool and water safety protocols. Drink some water to avoid dehydration, and stretch to avoid cramps and other injuries.  

Do you swim? What do you like the most about swimming? Do share with us in the comments below. 

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About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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