In era of cross fit swimming is a little bit forgotten sport. But, we should bring it back.
Believe me, swimming is one of the most relaxing sports, good as well for mind and for body. Combined with sauna can be very good winter cold remedy !
- Getting slimmer
It may not be the most important reason to start swimming, but it’s always a good motivation. Swimming helps burning calories in quite pleasurous way. As most of people claim- you just fell naturally motivated if you have to stand in swimming suit in from of other swimmer.
- Whole body workout
Literally we are using all muscles. Swimming requires moving all the time- in other way you can sink. Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.
Swimming is known from lowering stress levels, reducing anxiety and depression, and improving your sleep patterns. Lying in water brings us back to the prenatal time- so it’s natural calmer. After a busy day you don’t always has to do some serious workout- just tranquille swimming. For more mind helping swimming advices check mindbodygreen.com
- No pain… and gain !
The only sport, which will don’t give you muscle sores. What more if you’re swimming in a heated pool, the heat will loosen joints and muscles that will help prevent injuries during your workout. Also, after intense lactic-acid-building endurance workouts (running, cycling, weights), an easy swim helps flush out toxins preventing muscle tightness and soreness the following day.
- Being flexible
While being in warm water your body is the most flexible. Try some stretching at swimming pool and the results will surprise you. Don’t worry, you will not get hurt.