Six reasons to start swimming right away!
You certainly don’t need to be a professional to reap the benefits of swimming. If anything, you’ll walk away with a nice endorphin kick. Here are reasons why you should put swimming into your routine.
It’s a total body workout
Swimming tackles everything from sculpting your back to toning your arms—all without having to pick up a weight. Rather than needing a plan to work specific muscles, all four strokes work to strengthen your entire body.
If you’re recovering from an injury and are eager to build strength, then look into starting a swimming routine to stay fit. If running is your passion, then swimming is a great way to work out on recovery days, granting knees a rest from the pavement.
It doesn’t require any fancy equipment
You don’t need to spend hundreds of ringgit to swim. All you need is a swimsuit, cap, and goggle. Even if you do decide to add more equipment (a kickboard), they are rather inexpensive, and chances are your local pool has a few handy.
It’s a great way to burn calories
Those rumours about swimmers and calorie intake aren’t false: An hour of moderate swimming can burn around 500 calories. This revs up your metabolism, continuing the burn well after you’ve stepped off the deck.
It’s optimal for cross-training
Avoid an elliptical or gym class burnout by trading your normal workout for the pool. A swim session will actually improve your overall performance at the gym (and vice versa). And, when you’re training for a marathon or any other competition, jumping into the pool can offer you an extra edge over your competitors.
It maximises cardio
Swimming is the ultimate aerobic activity. There is more breath control compared to running, thus an increased demand for oxygen, causing your muscles to work harder. Because of this, you can get more bang for your buck in a short amount of time.
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