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Swimming has a number of benefits that are good for your physical and mental health.

03 Oct 2021

Swimming is a sport that is loved by many people. This one sport is not only fun to do but also has a tremendous impact on our bodies.


Many experts recommend swimming at least 2 times a week to improve cardiovascular performance. But there are many other benefits that can be obtained from swimming activities. Here are the benefits of swimming that you can get for your health.


Improve heart function

The most popular benefit of swimming among the public is to improve heart function. Recent study has shown that swimming for at least 60 minutes a week can improve heart function and improve blood and oxygen circulation. This can help you maintain various organs of the body and reduce the risk of stroke & heart disease.


Increase muscle mass

It is quite popular among sports fitness enthusiasts. Swimming activity after lifting weights can increase muscle mass and relax muscles after exercise. Swimming can also help tighten the muscles in the calf area and strengthen the chest muscles. If you are looking for a way to increase your muscle mass, swimming can be the best alternative that you do on a regular basis.


Maintain weight

Swimming is a sport activity that involves a variety of body muscles, including upper body muscles, core, and back muscles. This means that when swimming there are many muscles that come to work so there are also many calories burned. Swimming for 1 hour can burn 500 to 600 calories.


For people who have diabetes, swimming has additional advantages. This is so that the body can burn more calories during swimming, which involves a lot of muscles. This makes it simpler for diabetics to manage their weight.


Improve posture

It's true, swimming can indeed help you increase your height. But not by extending your legs as many people believe. Swimming can make you taller by improving your posture. Usually, a body that looks short is due to a stooped posture. There are some swimming styles and movements that can pull your shoulders back so that you are more muscular so that you can appear taller.


Mental Health

In addition to physical benefits, swimming also has good benefits for your mental health. Swimming can reduce stress, prevent depression, and make you more relaxed. Swimming can also help you get better quality sleep, so it's good for insomnia therapy.


Those were some of the benefits that you can get from swimming. This activity is very good to do to maintain your physical and mental health. If you are interested in pursuing this sport, Fitness First Indonesia provides swimming pools in a number of our clubs that you can enjoy. Please contact our club for more information.