swimmingLooking for a new workout routine? Have you ever thought of swimming? Swimming brings many health benefits including weight loss, it’s good for joint and heart health, and promotes overall well-being.

  • Good for Weight Loss

Swimming can help with weight loss since it’s a high calorie burning exercise. To put that into perspective, someone swimming at a moderate pace weighing 150 pounds can burn up to 400 calories.

  • Low Impact

Swimming is a low impact sport, and good for joint health.  When our joints become stiff, that can lead to pain. Incorporating a low impact workout will allow our bodies to get moving, and cause less stress on the joints such as a high impact workout like running.

Please note that it’s recommended for healthy adults participating in moderate exercise to get 150 minutes of anaerobic exercise each week.

  • Good for Heart Health

Exercise is extremely important for maintaining good heart health. Exercising is a preventative measures we can take to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. By incorporating a regular workout, you are able to keep your heart rate up and improve cardiovascular health.

  • Fun and Challenging

It is a challenging workout. It allows our bodies to use many different muscles, and increase our endurance. Swimmers are able to challenge themselves by setting goals to reach further distances and lower times.  Most importantly, it can bring a feeling of accomplishment and improve one’s overall well-being.

If you are looking for a new, challenging workout, consider swimming! Remember, before trying a new exercise routine to consult with your doctor to make sure it’s right for you.