As it gets hotter during the summer time many people look to swimming as a way to cool down. Swimming, however, is also a great workout. Some researchers even call it the ideal workout. It is a high cardio low impact workout. Because it is low impact it is an ideal workout for people who are in rehab from a previous injury. It is also an ideal workout for youth who have achy bones due to growth spurts.
- Swimming is great because it’s both a cardio workout and a low impact work out, both at the same time.
- Swimming is an all body workout. It works out the muscles in your upper body and those of your lower body, at the same time.
- It isn’t without risks though. You can get neck or shoulder injuries after repeated movements, especially if the stroke is done incorrectly.
“Cardiovascular exercise is often simply called “cardio.” Cardio involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. The Berkeley experts say swimming is great for your cardiovascular system.”