We often make resolutions and plans of hitting a gym and exercising our way to good health and a toned body.
But more often than not these plans and resolutions either do not turn into reality and ifÂ they are started, then the exercises and fitness plans are discarded once the enthusiasm fades away.
So for those people who want to stay fit but do not want to work hard in the gym, here’s a simple route to fitness – Swimming. Yes, swimming can help you attain both a healthy body and mind and that too with much less effort than most of the other exercise forms.
The list of the benefits of swimming is quite long. Swimming helps your body to relax and increases the flexibility of the body and the joints. It helps in keeping a control on diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol etc. It is a good exercise for the cardiovascular system.
HenceÂ swimmingÂ protectsÂ you from heart attacks and strokes to a large extent. It keeps your heart and lungs healthy. It is also good for people with chronic and seriousÂ problems like, arthritis and back pain.
People with these problems often are not able to take up many forms of exercises but swimmingÂ does not restrain them and not only is it a good exercise for themÂ but, also helps them fight the problem asÂ well to certain extent.
Pregnant women are not allowed many exercises. Swimming is helpful for pregnant women too. It helpsÂ reduce the discomfort that many women suffer during pregnancy. Many people are often advised to take up swimming post surgery as it helps them recover faster.
Swimming is helpful in burning fat and reducing weight, thus giving you a slim and toned body.ItÂ also minimizes the risk of injuries that are associated with many or mostÂ forms of exercises.
Swimming helps your mind to relax. You become stress free and feel light while swimming. It also gives you a feeling of well being and makes you feelÂ happy. It also refreshes the mind of the swimmer.
Apart from all these, swimming can also be helpfulÂ in creating bonding with close ones and expand your social circle. While you chill yourself at the pool, you make newÂ friends and increase bonding with your friends and family with whom you go for the swim.
Swimming provides you with all round benefits. So take up swimming and move towards a healthy, happy and complete life.