Lots of people like relaxing outdoor poolside, but there are benefits to swimming for a workout. The benefits could convince one to swim year round with an indoor pool membership. Swimming helps with joint pain as it is low impact. It is also good for your mental health. If your goal is to be a better runner, swimming for cross training days is shown to increase your running performance as well. Swimming is one of the easiest ways to improve lung strength since your breathing pattern has to be regulated.
- Swimming can help you reduce joint pain from work outs because it has a low impact on our joints. And for runners, it helps improve your breathing control.
- Swimming can help you feel better by lifting your mood. And it has shown to increase life spans even over other exercises.
- Swimming has been documented to slow down the aging process and it’s also proven that you can have a lot of fun in the process!
“Swimming isn’t just great for the body—its effects also extend to the mind. A study published in the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills found college students who attended swim classes regularly experienced better moods than those who didn’t.”