Swimming Benefits

Fred Raymond Sampson spends his days handling the operations of a multi-million dollar contract with the United States Department of Defense Special Operations Command in Afghanistan. In his free time, Fred Ray Sampson enjoys staying active by swimming and running.

We all know that regular exercise is good for our health and some forms of exercise are more effective than others. Research regularly shows that swimming is one of the best ways to exercise, but why? Read ahead to learn some of the benefits of water-based exercise:

1. Safer: As it is a low-impact activity. Swimmers very rarely suffer from injuries. Additionally, the water prevents rapid movements, lessening the chance of injury, and the cool water minimizes the risk of overheating.

2. Good for all ages: After appropriate swimming instruction, anyone can swim. The exercise is especially ideal for older people prone to falls as regular water exercise can reduce the risk of falling. It is also a safe way for older people to improve muscle strength.

3. Health Benefits: Swimming, like all exercise, can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, it can improve asthma symptoms, boost mental health, and burn calories.